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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Dinosaur: 1924

Dinosaur: 1924

September 25, 1924. "Professor Charles Gilmore of the Smithsonian Institution with dinosaur Diplodocus." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Political Animal: 1924

Political Animal: 1924

July 30, 1924. "Hazel Watson, Eleanor Howell and Marjie Peacock at Arlington Beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

$1.50 a Day: 1912

$1.50 a Day: 1912

May 1912. Rock Hill, South Carolina. "J.A. Leazer, a 19-year-old weaver at Highland Park Mill, and his family. Began working at 9 years old. Makes $1.50 a day now and says he probably can't get any more as a weaver. Many of them marry young." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Old MacDonald: 1938

Old MacDonald: 1938

October 1938. "Farmer at the National Rice Festival taking a rest. Crowley, Louisiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Sand Dancers: 1922

Sand Dancers: 1922

July 6, 1922. "People dancing on beach." Pavilion at the Potomac bathing beach in Washington. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Pool Game: 1924

Pool Game: 1924

June 20, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Warm weather Mah-Jongg at Wardman Park Hotel pool. Left to right: Jane Eynon, Betty Carey, Helen Plummer, Ruth Nebecker." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Classical Gas: 1925

Classical Gas: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Texas Company, Sixth Street SW." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 
 
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