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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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Marie's Baskets: 1908

Marie's Baskets: 1908

Cincinnati, August 1908. "Marie Costa, basket seller, lives at 605 Elm Street. Sixth Street Market, 9 p.m. Had been there since 10 a.m. Sister and friend help her." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Old Ball Game: 1923

The Old Ball Game: 1923

Washington, D.C. "Opening game 1923, Griffith Stadium." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

The West Wing: 1923

The West Wing: 1923

1923. White House West Wing. "West promenade terrace atop colonnade betwen Residence and Executive Offices." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Iron Man: 1848

Iron Man: 1848

"Occupational portrait of young man pressing cloth with an iron. Note in case behind daguerreotype: Aron McGove, Lebanon, Dec. 18, 1848." Sixth-plate daguerreotype, photographer unknown. Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Three's Company: 1912

Three's Company: 1912

1912. "Andrea children. Vienna, Virginia." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

A Real Doll: 1925

A Real Doll: 1925

November 27, 1925. "Doll named by Mrs. Coolidge for Hebrew Congregational Church." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Sideways: 1919

Sideways: 1919

Washington, D.C., August 1919. "Street car wreck, Eckington." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Details here, thanks to P.E.R.

 
 
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