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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

Aeronautic Girls: 1929

Aeronautic Girls: 1929

September 9, 1929. "Girls of Aeronautic Division, Department of Commerce." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Jack Smith: 1924

Jack Smith: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Jack Smith, Eastern High, 1924." View full size. Nat'l Photo.

 

Pratt Wig-Wag: 1917

Pratt Wig-Wag: 1917

August 1917. "Wig-Wag, Pratt Institute." View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

L'Ecole Culinaire: 1917

L'Ecole Culinaire: 1917

New York, August 9, 1917. "Teaching Army cooks, Pratt Institute." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Leatherheads: 1923

Leatherheads: 1923

Washington, D.C. November 3, 1923. High school football: "Eastern v. Central." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Third and Houston: 1910

Third and Houston: 1910

Elevated tracks in New York circa 1910. "Third Avenue 'L' at Houston Street." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Third Avenue El: 1910

Third Avenue El: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Looking toward City Hall. Third Avenue 'L.' " 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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