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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

Lincoln: 1942

Lincoln: 1942

Lincoln, Nebraska. 1942. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information.

 

Victoria Station: 1951

Victoria Station: 1951

1951. Lisa Fonssagrives at Victoria Station in London. Photograph by Toni Frissell for Harper's Bazaar. View full size.

 

Independence Day: 1939

Independence Day: 1939

A poster for the 1939 July 4th celebration at the DuPage County Centennial in Downers Grove, Illinois. View full size

 

Sailing Duo: c. 1902

Sailing Duo: c. 1902

Two women, one in men's clothing, on a sailboat in a studio shot. Photo by Fritz W. Guerin, c. 1902. View full size.

Co-op: 1941

Co-op: 1941

1941. Grain elevators in Caldwell, Idaho. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Flower Lady: c. 1902

Flower Lady: c. 1902

A glamour photograph of a girl posing with flowers. Photograph by J. Maurer, c. 1902. View full size.

 

Eskimo Children: c. 1908

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Eskimo Children: c. 1908

Five small Eskimo children sit bundled in fur garments. Photographed by Frank H. Nowell, the official photographer for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, c. 1908. View full size.

 
 
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