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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 • LAKE GARDA SCENIC DRIVE, 1937

Coal Hole: 1938

Coal Hole: 1938

September 1938. "Coal mining community near Welch, West Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Glenshaw Tourist Home: 1938

Glenshaw Tourist Home: 1938

September 1938. "Old private house, now a tourist home. Buckhannon, West Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Errand Boy: 1938

Errand Boy: 1938

September 1938. "Children of Greenbelt, Maryland, family buying groceries in cooperative store." Acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

The Guesthouse: 1958

The Guesthouse: 1958

February 19, 1958. "Mrs. J.V. Reed residence in Hobe Sound, Florida. Guest house. William Kemp Kaler, architect; Innocenti & Webel, landscape architect." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Potomac Passage: 1861

Potomac Passage: 1861

Washington, D.C., circa 1861. "Guards at ferry landing on Mason's Island examining a pass." Wet plate glass negative by George N. Barnard. View full size.

 

Foxes in the Henhouse: 1938

Foxes in the Henhouse: 1938

September 1938. "Children buying groceries in co-op store. Greenbelt, Maryland." Medium format negative by Marion Post Woolcott. View full size.

 

High & Tight: 1941

High & Tight: 1941

June 1941. "Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Getting a haircut at Camp Shelby." Medium format acetate negative by William Perlitch. View full size.

 

Welcome to Welch: 1938

Welcome to Welch: 1938

September 1938. "Coal mining town of Welch, in the Bluefield section of West Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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