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.
Vintage photos of:
Washington circa 1925. The second and final photo from the archive labeled "Kaspar Handley" (i.e., the Hendley-Kaspar School of Musical Education). Whatever Lucia Hendley is doing here I have a feeling it involves the Very Latest Methods. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.