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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

In the Garden: 1910

In the Garden: 1910

"The Turner garden at Waban, Massachusetts. 1910." View full size. 8x10 dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier. Gift of Mina Turner, 1964.

 

Dano's Roadhouse: 1938

Dano's Roadhouse: 1938

October 1938. "Roadhouse. Raceland, Louisiana. Girls at Dano's for free Friday night crab boil." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Hobey Baker: 1913

Hobey Baker: 1913

September 11, 1913. "Hobart Baker, Princeton football captain." Hobey Baker, better known as captain of the Princeton Tigers hockey team, was a World War I Army pilot who was killed when his plane crashed in France shortly after the signing of the Armistice. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Watching the Baby: 1939

Watching the Baby: 1939

June 1939. "Girl of migrant family camped near Spiro. Sequoyah County, Oklahoma." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Cajun Girls' Night Out: 1938

Cajun Girls' Night Out: 1938

October 1938. "Girls from the Cajun country at Raceland, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Friendly Game: 1938

A Friendly Game: 1938

September 1938. "Game of coon-can in store near Reserve, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

1st Division Mechanics: 1864

1st Division Mechanics: 1864

October 1864. Petersburg, Virginia. "Mechanics of 1st Division, 9th Army Corps." Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 
 
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