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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
 
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Holidays

  • Tavern on the Green: 1944

    Christmas

    206 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:23am

  • Easter Greetings: 1924

    Easter

    26 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 04/20/2014 - 1:36pm

  • Pumpkin-Hound: 1923

    Halloween

    23 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:37pm

  • Little Squirt: 1941

    July 4

    26 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:00am

  • Happy New Year: 1943

    New Year

    8 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 3:52pm

  • Tasty Tom: 1922

    Thanksgiving

    28 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 11/22/2012 - 11:55am

  • Attention Honeymooners: 1939

    Valentine's Day

    2 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:46am

 
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