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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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Free-Range Babies: 1946

Free-Range Babies: 1946

Infant cages and babies sunbathing on nursery lawn in the Israeli settlement of Gat. February 12, 1946. View full size. Matson Photo Service.

 

They Are Blind to My Beauty: 1920

They Are Blind to My Beauty: 1920

Bathing beach beauty contest, 1920. Elizabeth Margaret Williams and Elizabeth Roache. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Bathing Girl Parade: 1920

Bathing Girl Parade: 1920


Annual "Bathing Girl Parade," Balboa Island at Newport Beach, California. June 20, 1920. Panoramic photo by Miles Weaver. View full size.

 

Harvard Varsity: 1911

Harvard Varsity: 1911

Harvard Varsity, 1911. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Evidence that not every rowing squad in the 1910's was fashion-challenged.

 

Syracuse Boathouse: 1914

Syracuse Boathouse: 1914

1914. "Syracuse Varsity crew team at boathouse." Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

Celery Cola: 1908

Celery Cola: 1908

John Howell, an Indianapolis newsboy. Makes 75 cents some days. Begins at 6 A.M., Sundays. Lives at 215 W. Michigan St. August 1908. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. This is as close to a Hine self-portrait as we've seen. Who can tell us about Celery Cola?

 

All Suits Sterilized: 1910

All Suits Sterilized: 1910

"Hot day at Coney Island." Circa 1910. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. What we have here is an ocean of people and a puddle of ocean.

 
 
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