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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This photo was particularly difficult due to the contrast between the colorful fruits and the man made environment around them. I used "Flo" ad from the 40's as a color reference for the ad on the stand. Enjoy. View full size.