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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Cleared for Landing: 1924

Cleared for Landing: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Grade school track meet." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

St. Louis: 1940

St. Louis: 1940

May 1940. "Fountain in front of Union Station, St. Louis, Missouri." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Provincetown: 1940

Provincetown: 1940

August 1940. "Local talent makes music on a Sunday afternoon under the soldiers' monument. Provincetown, Massachusetts." View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Shop Class: 1939

Shop Class: 1939

1939. Anacostia High School, Washington, D.C. "Carpentry shop." 5x7 nitrate negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Departures: 1940

Departures: 1940

April 1940. East Dubuque, Illinois. "Waiting for the train to Minneapolis." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Cockfight: 1937

Cockfight: 1937

Puerto Rico, December 1937. "The beginning of the cockfight. When the man in the center raises the cloth, the birds will see each other and begin to fight." Medium format nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the FSA. View full size.

 

Pallbearers: 1938

Pallbearers: 1938

January 1938. "Ponce, Puerto Rico. Funeral of a child." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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