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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Fancy Cakes: 1920

Fancy Cakes: 1920

Circa 1920. "Set pieces, Arlington Hotel." Including a polar pastry snowball iced with "Cook-Peary 1909." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Honored Guest: 1919

Honored Guest: 1919

Washington, D.C. "Thanksgiving 1919." Once this chilly-looking fellow is properly dressed and warmed up in the kitchen, he'll have an honored place at the family table. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Turkeys to Washington: 1929

Turkeys to Washington: 1929

November 26, 1929. "Thanksgiving turkeys for the President." Two feathered and one automotive. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Laying Pipe: 1923

Laying Pipe: 1923

July 21, 1923. "Water conduit." Part of the Washington, D.C., aqueduct system seen here, along what used to be called Conduit Road. View full size.

 

Corcoran Hall: 1926

Corcoran Hall: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "George Washington U." Who'll be first to recognize one of these anonymous alums? National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Men in White: 1925

Men in White: 1925

August 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Klansmen sightseeing at the Capitol." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Political Baseball: 1918

Political Baseball: 1918

Washington, D.C. "Congressional ballgame, 1918." If the baseball equivalent of a filibuster is the no-hitter, their fans went home disappointed. View full size.

 
 
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