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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 • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

Abbott and Sultana: 1925

Abbott and Sultana: 1925

September 18, 1925. W.S. Abbott of Agricultural Extension Station in Vienna, Virginia, with "Sultana." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Going Places: 1931

Going Places: 1931

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Child seated in toy automobile." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The radio: Atwater-Kent 84Q.

 

Levers of Power: 1942

Levers of Power: 1942

June 1942. Crane operator at Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI. View full size.

 

Shibe Park: 1914 World Series

Shibe Park: 1914 World Series

October 9, 1914. "Philadelphia Athletics dugout prior to start of Game 1 of 1914 World Series at Shibe Park." View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Harvard Eddie: 1911

Harvard Eddie: 1911

May 13, 1911. "Harvard Eddie" Grant, third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson. View full size. Eddie, a Harvard grad who practiced law after his retirement from baseball, was among the first to enlist in the Army after the United States entered World War I in 1917. An infantry captain, he was killed by an exploding shell in France, where he is buried.

 

St. Croix: 1941

St. Croix: 1941

December 1941. Another image from Jack Delano's Caribbean assignment. "Farm road near one of the villages on the northern coast of St. Croix, Virgin Islands." View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the FSA.

 

Young Will: 1908

Young Will: 1908

November 1908. Chester, South Carolina. "Will Morrill, Wylie Mill. Been in mill five years." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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