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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 • EUROPE: ALL OUR COLOURS TO THE MAST

Cars+Trucks

Let's Hear it for Seatbelts

Let's Hear it for Seatbelts

Taken in 1951, after reviewing this photo, seat belts are a good choice. View full size.

Summer Camp Sendoff: 1969

Summer Camp Sendoff: 1969

Indianapolis, Indiana, 1969: My sister Anne, age 9, is on the left in the turquoise shorts. She and her classmate Anne B. are sitting in the B's family VW van ready to leave for their first trip to CYO Camp Rancho Fromasa (near Nashville, IN).

Anne B. appears (literally) not to be a happy camper. In fact my sister said that her classmate stayed unhappy the whole time they were at camp.

While cleaning up the image I realized that the body lying in the back seat reading a book is likely Anne B's older brother, and my classmate, Mark.

35mm Slide film image taken by my father, digitized by my brother and tidied up by me. View full size.

Ready to Roll: 1919

Ready to Roll: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Red Cross ambulances at Washington Monument." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pit Stop: 1940

Pit Stop: 1940

July 1940. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. "Cherry pickers. Auto of migrant fruit worker at gas station." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

The Turning Point: 1910

The Turning Point: 1910

Colorado circa 1910. "Crystal Park autoroad trip. Pike's Peak and Cog Road from Inspiration Point, alt. 7945 feet." At the end of the road, a handy turntable. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Smith Garage: 1920

Smith Garage: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Group, Wayne Smith garage." At this dealer in Haynes automobiles, management and labor pose for posterity. View full size.

 

Wrecked Haynes: 1920

Wrecked Haynes: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Wayne Smith Auto Co. -- wrecked Haynes sedan." Out second glimpse at the operations of this long-forgotten car dealer. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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