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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 • CANADA WELCOMES U.S. CITIZENS, c. 1940

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Onward: 1908

Onward: 1908

Detroit circa 1908. "Automobile on waterfront road." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Oakland Garage: 1921

Oakland Garage: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "District Oakland Automobile Co. garage, L Street." The Oakland was eventually eclipsed by Pontiac, its "companion make" in the General Motors hierarchy. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Texas Flood: 1904

Texas Flood: 1904

New York circa 1904. "Galveston Flood, Coney Island." The main attraction here was a cyclorama depicting the deadly hurricane that struck Texas in 1900. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Desert Hero: 1919

Desert Hero: 1919

Detroit circa 1919. "View of Madison Theatre and Woodward Avenue." Now playing: "Choosing a Wife" and Fatty Arbuckle in "A Desert Hero." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Your Tire Man: 1919

Your Tire Man: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Times property, Vermont Avenue and L Street." The store of tire dealer Lawton G. Herriman, vacated for spiffier quarters nearby. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Capitol Towel: 1928

Capitol Towel: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Cap Towel Service truck." Linens for milady. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

T Bones: 1926

T Bones: 1926

Circa 1926. Continuing our back-alley tour of Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co." An urban junkyard. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

T Room: 1923

T Room: 1923

1923. "R.L. Taylor Motor Co." The service garage of this Washington, D.C., Ford dealer, seen earlier here. Here we are 20 years into the Motor Age yet this still has the look of your local Conestoga wagon repair shop. View full size.

 
 
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