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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 • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Well Hello, Sailor: 1922

Well Hello, Sailor: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Children at water fountain." Make mine a double, and get the little lady a drink. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Small Fry: 1944

Small Fry: 1944

May 1944. "New York. A small boy who receives day care at Greenwich House while his mother works." And more of that service station across the street. Photo by Risdon Tillery for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Incontinental Van Lines

Incontinental Van Lines

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Guaranty Storage Co. truck." Last glimpsed here, before having a little accident. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Watch the Birdie: 1930

Watch the Birdie: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Timmons, Mrs. Bascom N." We'll let you fill in the blanks. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Golden Girl: 1951

Golden Girl: 1951

1951. Santa Barbara, California. "Lana Turner lounging by the pool at the Coral Casino." Color transparency by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Boys' Club: 1910

Boys' Club: 1910

1910. "Columbia crew at Poughkeepsie boathouse -- Members of the Columbia University varsity eight-oared crew team. Top row: R.K. Murphy, F. Miller, Paul Renshaw, A.M. Hamman, W. Steinschneider, G. Downing; bottom row: S. Pitt, A. Brock, and F.H. Saunders at Poughkeepsie, New York, for an intercollegiate regatta." Gelatin silver print. Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Aperture: 1944

Aperture: 1944

May 1944. "New York. A small boy arriving at Greenwich House, where he is enrolled in a nursery school program, receives day care while his mother works." Another perspective on the door glimpsed earlier here. Photo by the wonderfully named Risdon Tillery for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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