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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 • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

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.

 

Queens of the Radio: 1925

Queens of the Radio: 1925

"Radio set assembling room, 1925." Another view of the Atwater Kent factory in Philadelphia. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Dolls: 1938

Dolls: 1938

November 1938. Donaldsonville, Louisiana. "Young girl buying doll from concession manager at the state fair." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. Library of Congress.

 

The Wonder of It All: 1938

The Wonder of It All: 1938

Noevember 1938. Children at the state fair in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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