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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 • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Mad Men: 1943

Mad Men: 1943

March 1943. "New York, New York. Madison Avenue on a rainy day." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Special Pleating: 1941

Special Pleating: 1941

January 1941. "Old buildings in New Orleans." Custom Buttons and "Sandwiches of All Kind." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

The Brunswick: 1906

The Brunswick: 1906

"Hotel Brunswick, Boston." The final installment of today's 1906 trilogy. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Boston Bathers: 1906

Boston Bathers: 1906

1906. "Bathing at City Point, South Boston, Mass." Hey, kid. Put on a shirt! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Burn Zone: 1906

Burn Zone: 1906

"Van Ness Avenue -- limit of fire, San Francisco." Aftermath of the devastating earthquake of April 1906. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Old Man River: 1910

Old Man River: 1910

The sternwheeler City St. Joseph on the Mississippi River circa 1910. "Unloading cotton on the levee. Memphis, Tennessee." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Tune-Up: 1942

Tune-Up: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Locomotive under repair at the Chicago & North Western shops." So that's what that little step is for. Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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