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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 • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

American Roadster: 1909

American Roadster: 1909

American roadster at the Vanderbilt Cup, 1909. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Lady in the Water: 1947

Lady in the Water: 1947

A model floating in the water at Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida. The image by fashion photographer Toni Frissell was published in Harper's Bazaar in December 1947. Mug | Weeki Wachee Mermaids | View full size.

 

Room of Brooms: 1908

Room of Brooms: 1908

Boys with brooms in the packing room of S.W. Brown Manufacturing, Evansville, Indiana. October 1908. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Learning to Play: 1909

Learning to Play: 1909

"Immigrant children learning to play on the roof garden of the Washington School in Boston." October 1909. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Deadeye Dick: 1910

Deadeye Dick: 1910

Student at vocational school in Buffalo, New York. February 1910. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Didn't I Have Six Dice?

Didn't I Have Six Dice?

"A Winning Miss" in 1911. Art Photo Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. View full size.

 

Jack on Hay Rake: 1915

Jack on Hay Rake: 1915

"Eight-year old Jack driving horse rake. A small boy has difficulty keeping his seat on rough ground and this work is more or less dangerous." August 1915, western Massachusetts. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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