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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 • BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS, c. 1918

Pie Town Garden: 1940

Pie Town Garden: 1940

September 1940. Garden and dugout home of Jack Whinery, homesteader at Pie Town, New Mexico. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency: Russell Lee.

 

Society of Friends: 1939

Society of Friends: 1939

October 1939. "All the members of the congregation. Friends church (Quaker)." Mrs. Wardlow and Mrs. Hull are over to the left of the entrance to the dugout. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon. View full size. Photo: Dorothea Lange.

 

Milwaukee Boneyard: 1936

Milwaukee Boneyard: 1936

April 1936. "Junk, with living quarters close by." Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 3¼ x 4¼ nitrate negative photographed by Carl Mydans. View full size.

 

Mrs. Wardlaw: 1939

Mrs. Wardlaw: 1939

October 1939. Mrs. Wardlow [Wardlaw] at the Society of Friends church. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

730 West Winnebago: 1936

730 West Winnebago: 1936

April 1936. View from living quarters at 730 West Winnebago Street, looking back down the alley. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. View full size. Photo by Carl Mydans.

 

L Street Alleyway: 1935

L Street Alleyway: 1935

November 1935. Alley near L Street NW with Blake School in background. Washington, D.C. View full size. Photograph by Carl Mydans.

 

Dead Ox Flat: 1939

Dead Ox Flat: 1939

October 1939. "Mrs. Hull, in one-room basement dugout home. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon." View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 
 
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