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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 • VITAL TO VICTORY: WWII

Triptych: Condemned to Death

Triptych: Condemned to Death

Three views of Lewis Payne (a.k.a. Lewis Powell) in April 1865, three months before his execution by hanging, wearing the same sweater. View full size. Photographs (wet collodion, glass plate) by Alexander Gardner.

 

New York Public Library: 1915

New York Public Library: 1915

The New York Public Library as seen from the intersection of East 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. July 14, 1915. Copyright Office Collection. View full size.

 

Price, Birch & Company: 1865

Price, Birch & Company: 1865

Union Army guard at Price, Birch & Co. slave pen at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Detail of albumen print. View full size. Photograph by Andrew J. Russell.

 

Negro Woman in Bonnet: 1865

Negro Woman in Bonnet: 1865

Exterior view of Price, Birch & Co. slave pen at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Wet collodion, half of glass plate stereograph pair. View full size.

 

Price, Birch & Co.: Interior

Price, Birch & Co.: Interior

Interior view showing cells of Price, Birch & Co. slave pen at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Wet collodion, half of glass plate stereograph pair. View full size.

 

Slave Pen Cells: 1865

Slave Pen Cells: 1865

Price, Birch slave pen cells at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Wet collodion, half of glass plate stereograph pair. View full size.

 

Slave Pen: Interior

Slave Pen: Interior

Price, Birch slave pen at Alexandria c. 1865. Half of stereo pair. View full size.

 

Wall Street: 1911

Wall Street: 1911

Wall Street east from Nassau Street, 1911. View full size. Irving Underhill.

 
 
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