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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 • SKI FUN IN QUÉBEC, 1930s

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Lake Louise: 1897

Lake Louise: 1897

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1897. "Lake Louise, near Seville." Before they moved it to Alberta. 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Navajo Riders: 1904

Navajo Riders: 1904

        "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view."

-- Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

1904. "Navajo riders in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona." Gelatin silver print by the ethnologist Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952). View full size.

 

Santa Barbara: 1906

Santa Barbara: 1906

Circa 1906. "Santa Barbara, California -- General view from west." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Color Field: 1943

Color Field: 1943

March 1943. "A Southern Pacific freight passing Vaughn, New Mexico. The Santa Fe R.R. crosses the Southern Pacific R.R. at Vaughn." 4x3 inch Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Yosemite Swimmers: 1940

Yosemite Swimmers: 1940

Mariposa County, California, circa 1940. "Yosemite Lodge pool and Falls vista." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Moulin Studios. View full size.

 

On the Brink: 1906

On the Brink: 1906

1906. "North from Brink Wood, Pen Mar Park, Maryland." With William Henry Jackson himself about to go snap. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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