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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 • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Boats & Bridges

Coaling on the River: 1906

Coaling on the River: 1906

Circa 1906. "Coaling a river packet underway on the Mississippi near Memphis." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Down the Hatch: 1951

Down the Hatch: 1951

January 29, 1951. "S.S. Independence, American Export Lines. Staircase down." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Catch O' the Day: 1905

Catch O' the Day: 1905

Circa 1905. "Lower St. Regis Lake, Paul Smith's Hotel, Adirondack Mountains, N.Y." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Along the Lake: 1906

Along the Lake: 1906

New Hampshire circa 1906. "Shore path at Weirs, Lake Winnipesaukee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Waiting for Rex: 1900

Waiting for Rex: 1900

The Mississippi River circa 1900. "Mardi Gras, New Orleans. Awaiting Rex on the levee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

See Legs: 1938

See Legs: 1938

1938. "Swimwear model on bow of skiff at Marineland." You've come a long way, baby. Medium format negative by Toni Frissell. View full size.

 

Over the River: 1905

Over the River: 1905

Hoboken, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Holland America Piers with view of Manhattan across Hudson River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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