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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 • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

East Side Story: 1943

East Side Story: 1943

New York, June 1943. "Children escape the heat of the East Side by using fire hydrant as a shower bath." View full size. Photograph by Roger Smith.

 

Mount Pleasant: 1935

Mount Pleasant: 1935

July 1935. "Back street. Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Westmoreland County." View full size. Photograph by Walker Evans, Farm Security Administration.

 

Grit n Coke: 1938

Grit n Coke: 1938

May 1938. Farm boy who sells "Grit." Irwinville Farms, Georgia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Full Service: 1942

Full Service: 1942

Spring 1942. "Girl having her tire changed in Southeast Washington." Photograph by Marjory Collins, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Wingwomen: 1942

Wingwomen: 1942

October 1942. North American Aviation workers assembling wing component for a P-51 fighter. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Elmwood (Front): 1941

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Elmwood (Front): 1941

Main house at Elmwood, a pre-Revolutionary plantation in Essex County, Virginia, photographed in 1941 for the Historic American Buildings Survey. The 1852 Victorian stair tower to the left of the main entrance was removed in a 1950s restoration of the house, which was built around 1770. View full size. For a view of the house after it was restored click here.

 

Elmwood (Rear): 1941

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Elmwood (Rear): 1941

Rear view of the main house at Elmwood, the 1770s Garnett family estate in Essex County, Virginia, near Loretto. View full size. Photographed in 1941 for the Historic American Buildings Survey. House and grounds restored in the 1950s.

 
 
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