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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

The Boys: 1952

The Boys: 1952

Possibly Indianapolis, circa 1952. Set 2 of found 35mm Kodachromes. At right is the boy from Dancing Queen. At left: Technicolor cuffs. View full size.

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

December 1936. "Scene along Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx, a section from which many of the New Jersey homesteaders have come." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Tree 1, Car 0

Tree 1, Car 0

Washington, D.C. "Auto Wreck, 1925." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Grandmother: 1939

Grandmother: 1939

October 1939. "Soper grandmother, who lives with family. Farm Security Administration borrower. Willow Creek area. Malheur County, Oregon." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA. View full size.

 

Rockville Rooster: 1925

Rockville Rooster: 1925

August 27, 1925. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Mrs. Margaret Barnes at the Rockville Fair." View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 

Mr. Habudashu: 1926

Mr. Habudashu: 1926

1926 or 1927. "Mr. Tabber Raleigh Habudashu," says the Library of Congress. What we see written on the negative is "Tabber of Raleigh, Haberdasher." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Barchet, Navy: 1922

Barchet, Navy: 1922

"Barchet, fullback, Navy, 1922." Steve Barchet, backfield star of the Naval Academy in Annapolis. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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