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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

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.

 

Theatrically Incorrect: 1939

Theatrically Incorrect: 1939

November 1939. "Tobacco warehouse during auction sales in Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Kennon's Cafe: 1939

Kennon's Cafe: 1939

November 1939. "Cafe next to tobacco warehouse. Mebane, Orange County, North Carolina." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Smokes-N-Cokes: 1939

Smokes-N-Cokes: 1939

September 1939. "Students on steps of building between classes. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Orange County." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Windows on the World: 1938

Windows on the World: 1938

New York, 1938. "A scene on East 62nd Street." Where Camels agree! Photo by Sheldon Dick for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

New York Nuns: 1938

New York Nuns: 1938

New York, 1938. "Convent on East 63rd Street." The Dominican Convent of Our Lady of the Rosary. Medium format negative by Sheldon Dick. View full size.

 

The Cumberland: 1906

The Cumberland: 1906

1906. "Margaret Street north from Cumberland Hotel, Plattsburgh, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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