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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Migrant Daughter: 1936

Migrant Daughter: 1936

November 1936. "Daughter of migrant Tennessee coal miner. Living in American River camp near Sacramento, California." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Clarke and Norcross: 1914

Clarke and Norcross: 1914

October 1914. Clarke and Norcross of Brown University at the Polo Grounds, where they got stomped by Cornell. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Carl Morris: 1913

Carl Morris: 1913

November 24, 1913. The boxer Carl Morris, 6-foot-4 heavyweight from Oklahoma. Glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Welcome to Washington: 1925

Welcome to Washington: 1925

October 6, 1925. "West Philadelphia High School girls at the White House." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Running With a Fast Crowd: 1925

Running With a Fast Crowd: 1925

1925. Washington, D.C. "High school track meet at Central Stadium." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Proviso Yard: 1942

Proviso Yard: 1942

December 1942. Proviso Yard, Chicago & North Western R.R. "A train, or 'cut,' being pushed out of a receiving yard toward the hump. A brakeman rides each train to signal the engineer in the locomotive at the rear." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.

 

Dormitory: 1909

Dormitory: 1909

February 1909. Men's dormitory at the New York municipal lodging house. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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