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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 • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

After the Bombardment: 1865

After the Bombardment: 1865

1865. "Charleston, South Carolina, after the bombardment. Meeting Street, looking south, showing St. Michael's Church, the Mills house and ruins of the Circular Church." View full size. Wet-collodion glass-plate stereograph.

 

Eight Till Noon: 1865

Eight Till Noon: 1865

1865. "Charleston, South Carolina. Meeting Street, near Broad; St. Michael's Church in middle distance. Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy." View full size. Left half of a wet-collodion glass-plate stereograph. Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Orange and Blue: 1943

Orange and Blue: 1943

March 1943. Sorting oranges at the co-op citrus packing plant in Redlands, California. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency taken by Jack Delano during his Santa Fe rail journey from Chicago to California.

 

Fort Sumter: 1865

Fort Sumter: 1865

1865. "Charleston, South Carolina. Interior of Fort Sumter, with gabion reinforcements. Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy." View full size. Left half of a wet-collodion glass-plate stereograph. Now a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

105 Meeting Street: 1865

105 Meeting Street: 1865

1865. "Charleston, South Carolina. Hibernian Hall (with columns; 105 Meeting Street), place of meeting after the burning of Secession Hall. Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy." View full size. Left half of wet-collodion glass-plate stereograph.

 

Lucille Mazurek: 1943

Lucille Mazurek: 1943

February 1943. Lucille Mazurek, age 29, ex-housewife, husband going into the service. Working at the Heil and Co. factory in Milwaukee on blackout lamps to be used on Air Force gasoline trailers. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard R. Hollem for the Office of War Information.

 

New York City: 1901

New York City: 1901

New York City as seen from the Statue of Liberty circa 1901. Cyanotype by the Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 
 
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