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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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Signs of Spring: 1926

Signs of Spring: 1926

April 1926. "Polly Freling" is all it says here. Polly enjoys nature, cherry blossoms and walks along (or in) the Tidal Basin. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Gratiot Light: 1901

Gratiot Light: 1901

Circa 1901. "Gratiot Light, Port Huron, Michigan." A great lighthouse on a Great Lake! 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lonely Buoy: 1935

Lonely Buoy: 1935

Circa 1935. "Water scenes. Water and Sky I. Made for Mr. Sharpe of Potomac Electric Power Co." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Bureaucratic Blizzard: 1935

Bureaucratic Blizzard: 1935

Washington circa 1935. "U.S. Capitol exteriors. Dome of Capitol and park in winter." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The Drifter: 1912

The Drifter: 1912

Northern California circa 1912. "Boating on the Russian River at Healdsburg." 6x8 inch glass negative by Howard Clinton Tibbitts. View full size.

 

Hill Country Color: 1952

Hill Country Color: 1952

"7 October 1952 -- At Old Matt's Cabin." Hubert and Sally at the Shepherd of the Hills homestead, a farm in the Ozarks made famous by Harold Bell Wright's 1907 book, and the start of Branson, Missouri's transformation into a tourist destination. Kodachrome slide by Grace Tuttle. View full size.

South by Southwest: 1938

South by Southwest: 1938

June 1938. "Railroad tracks in Southwestern New Mexico." 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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