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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.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Luxury Lofts Coming Soon: 1937

Luxury Lofts Coming Soon: 1937

1937. "Stoddard's Lower Range from Factors Walk, River Street, Savannah, Georgia." Cotton warehouses built by John Stoddard on the bluffs above the Savannah River in the late 1850s. This seems ripe for one of those condo conversions where the price features a decimal point. View full size.

 

PA Flyer: 1905

PA Flyer: 1905

Circa 1905. "Pennsylvania Flyer, eastbound." Heading past Telegraph Pole National Forest. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Formal Thursday: 1903

Formal Thursday: 1903

November 1903. "General office, Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Co., Detroit." At left: Henry Leland, founder of both the Cadillac and Lincoln motor car brands. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Lock Me Up: 1931

Lock Me Up: 1931

Washington, D.C., 1931. "Fingerprinting" is all it says here. Supplementary thought balloon: "Handcuffs." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Grinder: 1943

Grinder: 1943

February 1943. "Moreno Valley, Colfax County, New Mexico. George Mutz's daughter grinding meat on the ranch." Our second look at Mary Mutz in the kitchen. Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Weaverville: 1934

Weaverville: 1934

March 10, 1934 "Weaverville, Trinity County, California. General view looking west." Not much evidence of a Great Depression other than the NRA sign in a store window. Photo by Roger Sturtevant for the Historic American Buildings Sur­vey. We wonder if he ever crossed paths with Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Tractor Pull: 1920

Tractor Pull: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Army car at Connecticut Avenue Bridge." Another view of the modified Model T last seen here under review. Note the repurposed New York license plate with U.S. ARMY ORD(NANCE) DEPT painted on the back. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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