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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Hinkletown: 1942

Hinkletown: 1942

March 1942. Hinkletown, Pennsylvania (vicinity). "Deutsch school" held in a Mennonite church. Nitrate negative by John Collier for the FSA. View full size.

 

Titanic Survivors: 1912

Titanic Survivors: 1912

April 22, 1912. Our second look at Lolo (Michel) and Edmond Navratil, survivors of the Titanic disaster whose father went down with the ship. View full size. Lolo, the last remaining male survivor of the Titanic sinking, died in 2001.

 

Grace Kruger: 1942

Grace Kruger: 1942

October 1942. Glenview, Illinois. "Transfusion bottles containing intravenous solution are given final inspection by Grace Kruger, one of many women employees at Baxter Laboratories. When her brother left Baxter to join the Merchant Marine, Miss Kruger, a former life insurance clerk, took his place." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard R. Hollem for the OWI. View full size.

 

All Wet: 1925

All Wet: 1925

August 22, 1925. Clarence Ross of the New York Athletic Club, winner of the first three-mile National Long Distance Swimming Race, on the Potomac River at the Key Bridge. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Eight Is Enough: 1926

Eight Is Enough: 1926

May 1, 1926. Eight-oar shell crew of Capital Athletic Club against a backdrop of the Key Bridge over the Potomac. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Stove Warehouse: 1865

Stove Warehouse: 1865

The Petersburg, Virginia, courthouse in 1865. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. Glass plate negative, right half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Capital Athletic: 1926

Capital Athletic: 1926

May 1, 1926. Washington, D.C. Eight-oar shell crew of the Capital Athletic Club on the Potomac between the Francis Scott Key and Aqueduct bridges. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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