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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

The Thorndyke Boy: 1923

The Thorndyke Boy: 1923

1923. Washington, D.C. "F. Thorndyke." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Neck and Neck: 1926

Neck and Neck: 1926

1926. Washington, D.C. Photographing the photographing of giraffes at the National Zoo. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 

Girl Shooters: 1922

Girl Shooters: 1922

November 10, 1922. "Girls' rifle team." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

On the Road: 1939

On the Road: 1939

February 1939. Calipatria, Imperial Valley. Car on siding across tracks from pea packing plant. Twenty-five year old itinerant, originally from Oregon. "On the road eight years, all over the country, every state in the union, back and forth, pick up a job here and there, traveling all the time." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Denmark's Finest: 1923

Denmark's Finest: 1923

October 4, 1923. Washington, D.C. Danish athletes at the Pension Office Building. View full size | Rear view. 5x7 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 

Ball in Play: 1923

Ball in Play: 1923

1923. "Pushball, Maryland State." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Size Matters: 1943

Size Matters: 1943

February 1943. "Mrs. Mary Betchner measuring 105mm howitzers at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, plant of the Chain Belt Company. Her son is in the Army; her husband and daughter are in war work." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information.

 
 
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