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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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Portraits

Marlene: 1952

Marlene: 1952

March 1952. "Marlene Dietrich makes her stage debut in Chicago." Color transparency by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

Anita O'Day: 1958

Anita O'Day: 1958

        Who needs
        Cadillacs
        Mink coats
        The income tax?

        So we're squares
        Who cares?
        Baby -- I'm with you!

New York, 1958. "Singer Anita O'Day, half-length portrait, facing front." 8x10 gelatin silver print, CBS Television Network Photo Division. View full size.

 

Young Sprouts: 1900

Young Sprouts: 1900

From somewhere in New England circa 1900, it's the group of serious-looking students last seen here, somewhat rearranged and more closely integrated with the greenery. 5x8 inch dry plate glass negative.View full size.

 

Branch Campus: 1900

Branch Campus: 1900

From somewhere in New England circa 1900 comes the final plate from our recent batch of serious-looking class photos, this group being particularly well camouflaged with greenery. 5x8 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Queen Bea: 1963

Queen Bea: 1963

From Los Angeles circa 1963 we bring you sitcom matriarch Bea Benaderet, whose last big role was Kate in "Petticoat Junction." 4x5 acetate negative from the Publicity Department archive. View full size.

 

Grandfather of All: 1935

Grandfather of All: 1935

October 1935. "Russ Nicholson, grandfather of all the Nicholsons in Nicholson Hollow. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Lee Tree: 1890s

Lee Tree: 1890s

Circa 1890s California. An uncaptioned 8x10 glass plate of redwoods including the "Gen. Robert E. Lee" at right, which would make this Grant Grove in today's Kings Canyon National Park. Another is labeled "South Carolina." View full size.

 
 
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