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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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Radio Highlights: 1957

Radio Highlights: 1957

December 1957. Washington, D.C. "Man with broadcast listings; woman tunes radio." The console set, seen earlier here, is evidently a portable, or maybe this is a two-radio household. News Photo Archive 35mm negative. View full size.

 

Do Touch That Dial: 1957

Do Touch That Dial: 1957

        "Dick turned the volume up to 11 to drown out the sound of Mary's infernal pecking, while silently she plotted her revenge. Well, not really silently -- Mary was typing her plan at the kitchen table."

December 1957. Washington, D.C. "Man tuning console radio while woman in next room types." 35mm negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Isolette: 1962

Isolette: 1962

Chicago circa 1962. "Miss Eileen Dawson of American City Bureau at Tri-State Hospital Assembly exposition. Air-Shields Inc. Isolette incubator display." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

A Series of Tubes: 1943

A Series of Tubes: 1943

June 1943. Washington, D.C. "Miss Helen Ringwald, employee at the Western Union telegraph office, works with the pneumatic tubes through which messages are sent to branches in other parts of the city for delivery." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Laboratory Conditions: 1928

Laboratory Conditions: 1928

Circa 1928. "Takoma Park, Maryland. Washington Sanitarium laboratory." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Breadalyzer: 1922

Breadalyzer: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Department of Agriculture. First device to accurately measure a loaf of bread in cubic centimeters has been perfected by Bureau of Agricultural Economics." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Naval Gazer: 1924

Naval Gazer: 1924

August 18, 1924. "Prof. Hall of Naval Observatory with 26-inch telescope." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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