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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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Home Improvement: 1894

Home Improvement: 1894

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1894. "St. George Street." Trading in paint, window glass and wallpaper for the old houses in the nation's oldest city. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 

O Say Can You See: 1908

O Say Can You See: 1908

1908. "Key Mansion, Washington, D.C." The Georgetown residence of "Star-Spangled Banner" author Francis Scott Key, transmogrified over the years into a freeway ramp. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Potomac Park: 1908

Potomac Park: 1908

Washington, D.C., circa 1908. "The Boulevard, Potomac Park." The Washington Monument flanked by the Tidal Basin and Old Post Office. View full size.

 

Academy of Natural Sciences: 1906

Academy of Natural Sciences: 1906

Philadelphia circa 1906. "Academy of Natural Sciences, Race Street at Logan Square." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Terminal Station: 1910

Terminal Station: 1910

New Orleans circa 1910. "Terminal Station, Canal Street." Demolished in 1956. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Household Saints: 1941

Household Saints: 1941

December 1941. "Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. A colored doll in one of the houses in a slum area." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Eight Is Enough: 1941

Eight Is Enough: 1941

December 1941. "Rio Piedras (vicinity), Puerto Rico. Family of a FSA borrower." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Stitchcraft: 1941

Stitchcraft: 1941

December 1941. San Juan, Puerto Rico. "Women in the needlework factory." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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