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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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X-Pharma: 1943

X-Pharma: 1943

Dec. 17, 1943. "Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc., Nutley, New Jersey. Building 34, three kettles. Pfaudler Co., client." The white rectangles on the tanks are writing that's been blacked out on the negative. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.


I was an SOB

Back in the 1960s my Dad used his influence to get me a summer job with an industrial construction company. I learned from my co-workers I was an SOB (Son of a Bigshot). I delivered materials and tools to chemical plants around the state as in Union Carbide, Allied Chemical, Merck, GAF, American Cyanamid, Hoffman-LaRoche, and others I was advised by the veterans to arrive at Hoffman-LaRoche around lunch time when the female office workers exited their buildings and walked to lunch. It was a darn good suggestion.

Augustus Owsley Stanley III

Making up a batch for Ken Kesey?

I see Walt

Where's Jesse?

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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