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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 • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

A Poor Diet: 1936

A Poor Diet: 1936

December 1936: "Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie." View full size. Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

The Hanna Furnaces: 1942

The Hanna Furnaces: 1942

Coal tower over ovens of the Hanna furnaces, Great Lakes Steel, Detroit. Nov. 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel.

 

Hank Gowdy: 1914

Hank Gowdy: 1914

Hank Gowdy of the Boston Braves in a photo dated Oct. 13, 1914, the final game of the World Series. (Although this seems to be at the Polo Grounds and the Series that year was at Fenway Park.) View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Oscar 'Happy' Felsch: 1920

Oscar 'Happy' Felsch: 1920

Chicago White Sox centerfielder Oscar "Happy" Felsch in 1920, his final season in the majors before being banned for life for his role as one of the "eight men out" who fixed the 1919 World Series. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Hello to All the Folks Back Home: 1943

Hello to All the Folks Back Home: 1943

15-cent photo booth in the lobby at the United Nations service center at Washington, D.C. December 1943. View full size. Photograph by Esther Bubley.

 

The Last Thing You See: 1914

The Last Thing You See: 1914

"Clean Up Rubbish" notice on 4th and Madison Avenue streetcar, New York. October 1914. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Digging Out the Engineer: 1909

Digging Out the Engineer: 1909

March 3, 1909. Southern Railway wreck at Tye River, Virginia. A tampered switch derailed Southern No. 35, a mail train. Engineer H.C. Linn was slightly injured. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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