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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 • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Yardbirds: 1920

Yardbirds: 1920

Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn, of the Denishawn dance company, strike a pose circa 1920. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Scooby-Doo: 1967

Scooby-Doo: 1967

All five kids plus Tippy the wonder dog in Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Peephole: 1864

Peephole: 1864

May 1864. "Virginia. Pontoon bridge across the North Anna River below Taylor's Bridge." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

Caution: Sharp Car

Caution: Sharp Car

1962. It seems that parking places in Carmel, California were not designed with 1960 Cadillacs in mind. Lethal-looking enough to be giving my brother, mother and father second thoughts about jaywalking. 35mm Perutz slide. View full size.

The Housewife's Friend: 1915

The Housewife's Friend: 1915

"Kitchen Appliance." A three-burner Alcohol Utilities stove with griddle and toaster circa 1915. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Miamiamiami: 1960s

Miamiamiami: 1960s

Miami triple exposure. Early 60's Kodachrome. View full size.

Office Party: 1942

Office Party: 1942

Washington circa 1942. "Potomac Electric Power Co. Building. Air raid equipment and personnel." View full size. 8x10 safety negative by Theodor Horydczak.

 
 
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