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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Pretty Girls

A Pretty Grille: 1927

A Pretty Grille: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Cadillac and swimmers at Fleishhacker Pool." 5x7 glass negative formerly of the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Model Behavior: 1952

Model Behavior: 1952

September 1952. New York. "Photos show people looking at fashion model Doris Erwin as she walks down Fifth Avenue." Just passing Bergdorf Goodman. One of three dozen images snapped by Ralph Ginzburg for the Look magazine assignment "A Young Man's Fancy -- Model on the Street." View full size.

 

Belles-Motors: 1924

Belles-Motors: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Buick sedan at Lafayette Park -- costumes." If only some of that style would rub off on the car. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Broadway-Hollywood: 1942

The Broadway-Hollywood: 1942

April 1942. "Hollywood, California. Girl on the street." Note the aspirational hat. Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

High-Steppers: 1961

High-Steppers: 1961

"Parade." Somewhere Down South circa 1961. Who can tell us where? 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Well-Connected: 1955

Well-Connected: 1955

Circa 1955 in Columbus, Georgia. "Switchboard" is all it says here. Smile so they can hear it! 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Coastal Capers: 1925

Coastal Capers: 1925

Marin County, California, circa 1925. "Surf bathers at Stinson Beach." As for what's going on in the background, who can say? 6½x8½ inch glass negative by Charles M. Hiller, late of the Blaisdell and Stanley collections. View full size.

 
 
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