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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 • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Nutbrowns Groceteria: 1939

Nutbrowns Groceteria: 1939

February 1939. Calipatria, Imperial Valley, California. "Idle pea pickers discuss prospects for work." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Bethlehem-Fairfield: 1941

Bethlehem-Fairfield: 1941

Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyards, Baltimore. 1941. "Between the ways of this large Eastern shipyard run tracks for flatcars carrying materials or sections to be hoisted onto the deck of Liberty ships under construction." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Alfred Palmer.

 

Phillips Finlay: 1929

Phillips Finlay: 1929

Golfer Phillips Finlay at the Chevy Chase Club in 1929. View full size. 4x5 inch glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

Airborne: 1928

Airborne: 1928

"Catholic University Track Meet, 1928." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

1st Women's Fire Dept.: 1929

1st Women's Fire Dept.: 1929

"First Women's Fire Department." At the 1929 Firemen's Labor Day Parade in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Doing Her Part: 1942

Doing Her Part: 1942

October 1942. Inglewood, California. "Young woman employee of North American Aviation working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

The Loaves of Summer: 1923

The Loaves of Summer: 1923

Summer 1923. Vicinity of Washington, D.C. "Boys carrying loaves of bread from wagons near beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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