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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 • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Army Balloon: 1918

Army Balloon: 1918

Vicinity of Washington, D.C. Army balloon circa 1918-1921. View full size. Glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

Stuck Truck: 1921

Stuck Truck: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Ingley, Yankees: 1921

Ingley, Yankees: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Ingley, Yankees, 1921." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Ready for Takeoff: 1921

Ready for Takeoff: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. From the "Babies" file. View full size. National Photo.

 

The Boys: 1952

The Boys: 1952

Possibly Indianapolis, circa 1952. Set 2 of found 35mm Kodachromes. At right is the boy from Dancing Queen. At left: Technicolor cuffs. View full size.

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

December 1936. "Scene along Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx, a section from which many of the New Jersey homesteaders have come." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Tree 1, Car 0

Tree 1, Car 0

Washington, D.C. "Auto Wreck, 1925." View full size. National Photo Company.

 
 
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