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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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Pretty Girls

Sashed: 1921

Sashed: 1921

1921. Inter-City Beauties Ethel Charles, Nellie Orr and Margaret Gorman at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Margaret would be crowned winner at the very first Miss America pageant. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Signs of Spring: 1939

Signs of Spring: 1939

March 28, 1939. "Pretty Peggy Townsend, who will be crowned Cherry Blossom Queen at the festival to be held Friday, picked out a Cherry Tree to get her first glimpse of the beautiful blossoms in Potomac Park." View full size.

 

Lush Life: 1937

Lush Life: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Jane Grier." Pictured with a Packard near the old State, War and Navy building. Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

Della Storm: 1910

Della Storm: 1910

Lewinsville, Virginia, circa 1910. "Della Storm." A younger member of the Storm clan. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dorothy Parker: 1938

Dorothy Parker: 1938

August 4, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Miss Dorothy Parker has been selected as Miss Washington and will compete for the title of Miss America at the Atlantic City beauty pageant to be held during Labor Day week. 18 Years old, she weighs 112 pounds and is 5 feet, 4 inches in height. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Albert Parker of Washington." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Thisbe: 1900

Thisbe: 1900

Circa 1900. "Thisbe." Who was quite the Babylonian. View full size.

 

Nacelle Belles: 1942

Nacelle Belles: 1942

October 1942. "Two assembly line workers at the Long Beach, California, plant of Douglas Aircraft Company enjoy a well-earned lunch period. Nacelle parts of a heavy bomber form the background." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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