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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Jell-O Shot (Colorized): 1925

Jell-O Shot (Colorized): 1925

Colorized from this Shorpy original. My first attempt, cropped from the original to 16:9 desktop size. Been working on it bit by bit over the past year. Whew! View full size.

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Oh yeah, and sorry I cropped out the Shorpy logo, but a close look will reveal that I sneaked one in elsewhere.

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--H. Lump

 
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