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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 • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

Jazz Feeds: 1936

Jazz Feeds: 1936

Alabama feed store, March 1936. View full size. Photograph by Walker Evans.

 

Transplants: 1942

Transplants: 1942

Japanese American internees transplanting celery at Tule Lake Relocation Center, California. 1942 or 1943. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Tule Lake: 1942

Tule Lake: 1942

Tule Lake Relocation Center near Newell, California. 1942 or 1943. Japanese American emergency relocation camp with Abalone Mountain in the distance. Photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Five Smiling Women: 1942

Five Smiling Women: 1942

Five smiling women. Tule Lake Relocation Center, Newell, California. 1942 or 1943. Photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Bathtime for Baby H

Bathtime for Baby H

April 1943. "Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the Chicago & North Western roundhouse, giving a giant "H" class locomotive a bath of live steam at Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Sievers is the sole support of her mother and has a son-in-law in the Army." Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Marcella and Viola: 1943

Marcella and Viola: 1943

April 1943. Clinton, Iowa. "Marcella Hart and Viola Sievers, wipers for the Chicago & North Western Railroad, cleaning one of the giant H-class locomotives." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Carr Fork Canyon: 1942

Carr Fork Canyon: 1942

Carr Fork Canyon as seen from the "G" Bridge, Bingham Copper Mine, Utah. Nov. 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Andreas Feininger.

 
 
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