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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

Billy Sullivan: 1911

Billy Sullivan: 1911

Chicago White Sox catcher Billy Sullivan. May 13, 1911. View full size. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson.

 

Picnic: 1893

Picnic: 1893

A detail from yesterday's post of picnickers at Marshall Hall.

Bat-Man 1.0

Bat-Man 1.0

Ornithopter. Hand-colored lithograph c. 1800-1830. View full size. Tissandier Collection, Library of Congress.

 

Washington Monument: 1860

Washington Monument: 1860

"Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years," 1860. Glass-plate (wet collodion) photograph by Mathew Brady. View full size.

 

Flatiron Building: 1910

Flatiron Building: 1910

1910 Irving Underhill photo of the 22-story Flatiron (Fuller) Building at 175 Fifth Avenue, one of the earliest (1902) buildings in New York to attain such heights. View full size. More here.

 

Picnic at Marshall Hall: 1893

Picnic at Marshall Hall: 1893

Picnic at Marshall Hall, Maryland, 1893. View full size. Photograph by William Cruikshank. View even larger. Across the Potomac River from Mount Vernon, Marshall Hall was a Colonial era estate whose grounds were used for picnics, concerts and camping. The house burned down in 1981. [Note fingerless gloves worn by ladies on the right, and loud suspenders of man on the left. - Dave]

 

Poker Game at Camp McKibbin: 1893

Poker Game at Camp McKibbin: 1893

"The Anxious Moment." Poker game at Camp McKibbin, Marshall Hall, Maryland, 1893. With members of the 2nd, 3rd and 6th battalions of the District National Guard. View full size. Photograph by William Cruikshank.

 
 
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