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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 • SEVILLE SPRING FESTIVAL, 1929

Cars+Trucks

T for Three: 1939

T for Three: 1939

June 1939. "Migrant workers eating dinner by the side of their car (Ford Model T) while they are camped near Prague, Lincoln County, Oklahoma." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Middle-Earth Parking: 1963

Middle-Earth Parking: 1963

1963. "Parking structure, New Haven, Connecticut. Temple Street Garage exit ramp. Paul Rudolph, architect." Photo by Ezra Stoller. View full size.

City Grocery: 1939

City Grocery: 1939

April 1939. "Wholesale truck in front of grocery store. San Augustine, Texas." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Brutalist Garage: 1963

Brutalist Garage: 1963

1963. "Parking structure, New Haven, Connecticut. Temple Street Garage, exterior. Paul Rudolph, architect." Photo by Ezra Stoller. View full size.

Rumble-Seat Rodent: 1928

Rumble-Seat Rodent: 1928

San Francisco. "Hudson roadster at Lafayette Park, 1928." With a boy and his basket bringing up the rear. 5x7 glass negative by Chris Helin. View full size.

 

Car Haven: 1963

Car Haven: 1963

1963. "Parking garage, New Haven, Connecticut. Interior looking down ramp. Paul Rudolph, architect." Photo by Ezra Stoller. Paul Rudolph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

Two for the Road: 1919

Two for the Road: 1919

Circa 1919. "Velie two-passenger roadster at First Unitarian Church." A car whose tidy top sports window shades and curtains. 5x7 glass negative by that San Francisco chronicler of all things automotive, Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Coupe de Fille: 1943

Coupe de Fille: 1943

"1943" is all it says on the slide mount of this Kodachrome. But this young lady looks vaguely familiar. Have we seen her before? View full size.

 
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