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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 • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Picket Fences: 1920

Picket Fences: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Times, 2104 16th Street S.E." Home of the 20-step program. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Physical Fitness In Days of Old

No wonder our ancestors were in better shape. Lookee at those steps!

The Happy Harrisons

According to the 1920 District of Columbia Directory, and the 1920 census, William T. Harrison and his wife Rose M. Harrison lived in this house. So perhaps they are the happy couple sitting on the porch.

Not wheelchair accessible

and we're too tired to mow the lawn.

Analog Google of yore.

I must say, the old Streetview cameras were a damn sight better than to-day's.

It's for sale!

 
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