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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 • JOIN THE SCHOOLS AT WAR PROGRAM, 1942

Cars+Trucks

Traffic Cam: 1915

Traffic Cam: 1915

"Woman in automobile circa 1915." From of a series of pictures showing National Photo owner Herbert E. French and friends on motor excursions in the D.C. area. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Soccer Mom: 1908

Soccer Mom: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "Mrs. F.S. Bliven in auto." Husband Frank, who worked for Cook & Stoddard, the local Franklin automobile agency, made the newspapers for driving 35 miles with a broken steering knuckle. View full size.

 

Help on Wheels: 1917

Help on Wheels: 1917

Washington, D.C., 1917. "Red Cross Motor Corps." First aid has arrived, by way of West Virginia. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Helping Hand: 1919

A Helping Hand: 1919

Washington circa 1919. "Woman being instructed in driving of automobile." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mom, Uncle John, the Porsche and Me

Mom, Uncle John, the Porsche and Me

My mother, Lea, with her brother, John, and his Porsche 912 in front of my parents’ house in the Shore Cliffs development of San Clemente, Calif., in 1969 or 1970. Scanned from the original 126 negative. My father was the photographer and the boy in the tree is yours truly! I have just been given boxes upon boxes of negatives and slides that my mother had kept in a closet for all these years. The prints are small, faded and almost colorless now. I hope to find many treasures in the following months. This is my first submission to Shorpy. View full size.

Seed and Feed: 1935

Seed and Feed: 1935

December 1935. "Waterfront in New Orleans. French market sidewalk scene." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the FSA. View full size.

 

Maryland Hennery: 1926

Maryland Hennery: 1926

Washington circa 1926. "Semmes Motor Co., Maryland Hennery Association truck." A hennery being a place where hens are raised. My Shorpy GPS (Guessing Possible Street) says this might be the back of a building that faced Pennsylvania Avenue. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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