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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

Star Car: 1922

Star Car: 1922

San Francisco circa 1922. "Star auto ascending steep grade." With a shout-out to FS and WL. 5x7 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Favorite Daughters: 1916

Favorite Daughters: 1916

Fair Exponents of Dance and Song in "Gypsy Prince"

CHORUS OF "FAVORITE DAUGHTERS"

       March 7, 1916 -- In "The Gypsy Prince," presented last night at Rauscher's for the benefit of the Junior League, one of the most striking features was the chorus of "Favorite Daughters," represented above. Reading from left to right, they are Miss Mildred Anderson, Miss Margaret Howard, Miss Katherine Burdette, Miss Margaret Fahnestock, Miss Marie Sims, Miss Pocahontas Butler, Miss Dorothy Deeble and Miss Grace Overman.

Washington, D.C., 1916. "Gypsy Prince, group." Eight Misses whose act was a hit. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Trucks Entering Highway: 1931

Trucks Entering Highway: 1931

The San Francisco Bay Area circa 1931. "Earth-moving equipment and trucks." Our second look at this diorama of dirt, and a glimpse of the surrounding terrain. 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass plate by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Hotel Henry: 1908

Hotel Henry: 1908

Perpendicular Pittsburgh circa 1908. "Fifth Avenue from Grant Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

All Aboard: 1919

All Aboard: 1919

Circa 1919. "Streetcar in Washington, D.C." With what seems to be a pedestrian-scooper in the "up" position. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Bus Baggage: 1943

Bus Baggage: 1943

September 1943. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bringing baggage from a bus." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hooked: 1919

Hooked: 1919

Circa 1919. "Angler next to Studebaker 'Big Six' touring car." One of the girls last seen here. 6.5 x 8.5 glass negative, scanned by Shorpy, originally from the Wyland Stanley Collection of San Francisco memorabilia. View full size.

 
 
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