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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 • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

Kid Dogs: 1919

Kid Dogs: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Service truck at Dodd warehouse." If anyone knows the whereabouts of Nick and his piece of chalk, the foreman would like to see him in the warehouse office. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Kitchen Rapture: 1939

Kitchen Rapture: 1939

Sept. 20, 1939. "The Dunes Club. Narragansett, Rhode Island. Kitchen. Purves, Cope & Stewart, architect." 5x7 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

New York Squared: 1903

New York Squared: 1903

Circa 1903. "Herald Square, New York." With Times Square in the distance, and the New York Times building going up at center. Other landmarks include Macy's, the New York Herald newspaper building, Sixth Avenue elevated tracks and Hotel Astor. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Perils of Paulina: 1929

The Perils of Paulina: 1929

Washington, D.C., circa 1929. "Paulina Longworth with mother." Mumsy being the former Alice Roosevelt, oldest daughter of Teddy and wife of House Speaker Nicholas Longworth. Paulina's short life ended with an overdose in 1957, when she was 31. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Farmville: 1952

Farmville: 1952

"Air view of Claude's farm -- April 27 1952." 35mm Kodachrome by Hubert Tuttle, traveling in Leslie's plane somewhere over Minnesota. View full size.

 

Shabby Greek: 1939

Shabby Greek: 1939

1939. "Rosemount, Forkland vicinity, Greene County, Alabama. Structure dates to 1832. Designed and built by Allen Glover for his son William. Two-story Greek Revival frame house with columns. Ballroom makes a third story on top." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Shady Rest: 1940

Shady Rest: 1940

July 1940. "Street scene at the fiesta in Santa Fe, New Mexico." Our third look at the festive goings-on here, and we'll let someone else explain the skirt-brella. Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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