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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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Crunch Time: 1923

Crunch Time: 1923

Washington circa 1923. "Auto crash in woods." Continuing our series on vehicular mayhem around the nation's capital. Harris & Ewing photo. View full size.


Back to nature

Once the Flivver had glimpsed the sylvan beauty of Rock Creek Park, it could no longer bear the prospect of returning to dodge trams on M Street.

Drunk trees

Since so many of these accidents involve trees, they must have a drinking problem. Or why is it that drunks have a way of finding trees, no matter how far off the road?

Committed to a Fault

Perhaps the service was a little too "prompt."

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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