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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 • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Scale Model: 1942

Scale Model: 1942

Preparing a model of the B-25 bomber for the wind tunnel at North American Aviation's plant at Inglewood, California. October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer. More here and here.

 

The Little Foxes: 1910

The Little Foxes: 1910

Carnegie Playground, Fifth Avenue, New York. Circa 1910. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

 

A Doll's House: 1910

A Doll's House: 1910

New York playground c. 1910. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

The Children's Hour: 1910

The Children's Hour: 1910

New York playground c. 1910. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

Merrily We Roll Along: 1913

Merrily We Roll Along: 1913

Circa 1913. "New York playground." View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

The Silence of the Lambs: 1907

The Silence of the Lambs: 1907

MODEL PLAYGROUND IN COUNTRY. 1907. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size | See every disturbing detail.

 

Chapel in the Sky: 1943

Chapel in the Sky: 1943

Spring 1943. Church at Cerros [Cerro], near Costilla, New Mexico. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier.

 
 
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