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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 • NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: 1840-1940

Pillsbury Panorama: 1905

Pillsbury Panorama: 1905

The Mississippi River circa 1905. "St. Anthony's Falls and flour mills at Minneapolis." Panorama made from three 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Come Play With Me: 1910

Come Play With Me: 1910

"Marion standing by rocker in parlor" is what's written on the envelope I found this glass negative in. It's from Glenmont, New York, circa 1910. View full size.

Gang of Three: 1910

Gang of Three: 1910

From around 1910, three lads in Pawnee City, Nebraska, you might not want to turn your back on. 4x6 inch glass negative. View full size.

Harlem Barber Shop: 1939

Harlem Barber Shop: 1939

November 1939. "Barbershop on Hillsboro Street. Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Alice's Restaurant: 1939

Alice's Restaurant: 1939

September 1939. "Street on Saturday afternoon in Belzoni, Mississippi Delta." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Game Day: 1939

Game Day: 1939

November 1939. Durham County, North Carolina. "Cars parked along the highways on day of Duke-Carolina football game, near Duke University Stadium." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Triple Cola: 1939

Triple Cola: 1939

November 1939. "Lunch stand and tobacco inside entrance to warehouse at end of auction sale. Durham, North Carolina." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Can't You See I'm Busy?

Can't You See I'm Busy?

May 1942. "Childersburg, Alabama. Defense worker's child in WPA (Work Projects Administration) day nursery." Medium format negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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