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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

Sunday Swimmers: 1942

Sunday Swimmers: 1942

July 1942. "Washington, D.C. Sunday swimmers at the municipal swimming pool." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Typing Pool: 1939

The Typing Pool: 1939

May 1939. "School students in typing class. Ashwood Plantations, South Carolina." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Dot & Liz: 1939

Dot & Liz: 1939

May 1939. "Dorothy Smith and Elizabeth Atkinson setting table in home economics room in school building. Ashwood Plantations, South Carolina." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Cracker Shack: 1897

Cracker Shack: 1897

The Sunshine State circa 1897. "A Florida home -- Seville, Fla." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

Atlanta: 1939

Atlanta: 1939

May 1939. "Slums in Negro district. Atlanta, Georgia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Wreck on the Highway: 1939

Wreck on the Highway: 1939

        The Solomon Siler House in Pike County, Alabama.

May 1939. "Old home in Alabama built about 1850 called 'Silver Place,' owned by Mr. Frazier, now rented by two families." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Harvest Time: 1939

Harvest Time: 1939

November 1939. "Farmers looking at their checks outside tobacco warehouse after auction sales. Durham, North Carolina." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Ormond: 1894

The Ormond: 1894

Ormond Beach, Florida, 1894. "The Ormond." At its peak, Henry Flagler's Hotel Ormond was reputed to be the largest wooden structure in the United States, with 400 rooms connected by 11 miles of corridors and breezeways. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 
 
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