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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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Phillips Finlay: 1929

Phillips Finlay: 1929

Golfer Phillips Finlay at the Chevy Chase Club in 1929. View full size. 4x5 inch glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

Airborne: 1928

Airborne: 1928

"Catholic University Track Meet, 1928." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

1st Women's Fire Dept.: 1929

1st Women's Fire Dept.: 1929

"First Women's Fire Department." At the 1929 Firemen's Labor Day Parade in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Doing Her Part: 1942

Doing Her Part: 1942

October 1942. Inglewood, California. "Young woman employee of North American Aviation working over the landing gear mechanism of a P-51 fighter plane." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

The Loaves of Summer: 1923

The Loaves of Summer: 1923

Summer 1923. Vicinity of Washington, D.C. "Boys carrying loaves of bread from wagons near beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Secondino Libro: 1911

Secondino Libro: 1911

September 1911. Lawrence, Massachusetts. "Group of workers. The small boy in the middle is Secondino Libro, 34 Walnut Street. Apparently 10 or 11. Works in No. 4 Spinning room." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Bottoms Up: 1923

Bottoms Up: 1923

October 2, 1923. Another shot of those Danish athletes at the Pension Building in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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