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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Balloon Wranglers: 1942

Balloon Wranglers: 1942

May 1942. Another shot of Marines training with barrage balloons at Parris Island, S.C. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Leach Cross: 1915

Leach Cross: 1915

February 16, 1915. The boxer Leach Cross, "the fighting dentist," strikes a pose. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Ready to Roll: 1942

Ready to Roll: 1942

May 1942. Motor detachment at the New River, North Carolina, Marine base. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, O.W.I.

 

New River: 1942

New River: 1942

May 1942. Marine transport driver at New River, North Carolina. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

 

Inglewood: 1942

Inglewood: 1942

October 1942. B-25 bomber nose wheel and landing gear assembly at the North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, California. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

On the Edge: 1942

On the Edge: 1942

June 1942. An M-4 tank at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Tankers: 1942

Tankers: 1942

June 1942. An M-4 tank crew training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

 
 
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