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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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Check out the 400-plus images in the newly refurbished ShorpyArt Store, available as fine-art prints suitable for framing, struck on museum-grade imported French art paper by Shorpy artisans at the Juniper Gallery premises in Fairfax, Virginia. Order soonish to ensure delivery for the holidays. Clickety.

Whitewash: 1935

Whitewash: 1935

1935 or 1936. "Negro cabin in Hale County, Alabama." View full size. 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Hulett Unloader: 1943

Hulett Unloader: 1943

May 1943. A Hulett unloader at the Pennsylvania Railroad ore docks in Cleveland. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Fair Maidens: 1941

Fair Maidens: 1941

September 1941. At the state fair in Rutland, Vermont. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Main Street: 1938

Main Street: 1938

Summer 1938. Saturday afternoon shopping in London, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Little Fork: 1937

Little Fork: 1937

August 1937. Indian pickers on way to the berry fields near Little Fork, Minn. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

De Colores: 1941

De Colores: 1941

December 1941 or January 1942. Child of a Farm Security Administration rural rehabilitation borrower in front of his house in Puerto Rico. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the FSA.

 
 
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