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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

Stage Door: 1956

Stage Door: 1956

May 27, 1956. Dayton, Ohio. Elvis Presley with his cousin Gene Smith backstage at the University of Dayton field house, on the threshold of superstardom. 35mm negative by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Can't get enough of these

Please keep them coming. How many more are there? And how did you acquire them?

[Dozens more. They're part of the Library of Congress archive. - Dave]

Awesome.

And they keep coming.

 
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