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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 • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Ballooning Contest: 1908

Ballooning Contest: 1908

The International Ballooning Contest at Aero Park, Chicago, July 4th, 1908. View full size.

 

Ahoy, Mate: 1902

Ahoy, Mate: 1902

Another view of Fitz Guerin's sailing sisters from 1902. View full size.

An Old-Fashioned Fourth

An Old-Fashioned Fourth

July 4, 1922. Takoma Park neighborhood of Maryland and the District of Columbia. View full size. National Photo Company. Happy Fourth of July from Shorpy! Is there a Takoma Parker out there who knows where this house is?

 

Fort Belvoir: 1943

Fort Belvoir: 1943

Engineers' color guard at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency, photographer unknown.

 

Parade Day: 1942

Parade Day: 1942

August 1942. Children stage a "patriotic demonstration" at the Beecher Street School in Southington, Conn. View full size. Kodachrome by Fenno Jacobs.

 

Ella Watson: 1942

Ella Watson: 1942

August 1942. Ella Watson, a charwoman employed by the government in Washington, D.C. View full size. Photograph by Gordon Parks, who took dozens of pictures of Mrs. Watson in one of his first assignments for the FSA.

 

Miss Liberty: 1942

Miss Liberty: 1942

May 1942. Emily Schwak, Queen of the May at the Beecher Street School in Southington, Connecticut, where the children put on a patriotic display. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Fenno Jacobs.

 
 
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