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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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A Female Drummer: 1898

A Female Drummer: 1898

"Chas. E. Blaney's Big Extravaganza Success." This is a lithograph advertising the theatrical comedy "A Female Drummer," c. 1898. View full size.

Drink Coca-Cola 5¢

Drink Coca-Cola 5¢

A Coca-Cola chromolithograph from the 1890s. View full size. Now available as a Juniper Gallery Fine-Art Print in three delicious and refreshing sizes. Coca-Cola is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company.

 

The Ideal Brain Tonic

The Ideal Brain Tonic

A very early use of Coca-Cola's now-familiar Spencerian script logo (at least the earliest example we could find in a newspaper archive of more than 64 million pages) was in this April 15, 1894, ad for the Douglas, Thomas & Davison soda fountain in Atlanta, birthplace of Coke and home of the new Coca-Cola museum. [Credit: NewspaperArchive.com]

Filogamo & Alvarez: 1909

Filogamo & Alvarez: 1909

Tampa, Florida. Cigarmakers in the factory of Filogamo & Alvarez, January 1909. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. This part of Tampa is the now fashionably upscale Ybor City district, where many of the old cigar factories have been repurposed as apartments, condos and gallery spaces. Starbucks, anyone?

 

Ybor City: 1909

Ybor City: 1909

January 1909. "Young cigarmakers in Englehardt & Co., Tampa. Youngsters all smoke." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Cigar Factory Reader: 1909

Cigar Factory Reader: 1909

"A 'reader' in cigar factory in Tampa, Fla. He reads books and newspapers at top of his voice all day long. This is all the education many of these workers receive. He is paid by them and they select what he shall read." January 1909. View full size.

 

Cigar Box Girls: 1909

Cigar Box Girls: 1909

Girls working in Tampa, Florida, cigar box factory. I saw 10 small boys and girls. Has had reputation for employment of youngsters but work is slack now. January 28, 1909. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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