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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 • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Animal Control: 1924

Animal Control: 1924

Washington, D.C., dog catchers in 1924. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Maritime Mascots: 1923

Maritime Mascots: 1923

September 7, 1923. "Massachusetts Nautical School." Sailors and shipboard pets. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Crossing the Line: 1925

Crossing the Line: 1925

April 18, 1925. "George Washington inter class track meet at Central Stadium." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Pie in the Face: 1923

Pie in the Face: 1923

"Pie eating contest, Jefferson school, 8/2/23." Still more pie-eating in Washingon, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Pie Eaters: 1923

The Pie Eaters: 1923

August 2, 1923. "Pie eating contest, Jefferson school." More of the pie-eating boys from 1923. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Pie Boys: 1923

Pie Boys: 1923

August 2, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Pie eating contest, Jefferson School." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Rites of Spring I: 1920

Rites of Spring I: 1920

Washington, D.C. May 1920. "May Festival of the Friends Select School." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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