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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 • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Start Your Engines: 1903

Start Your Engines: 1903

Detroit circa 1903. "Wayne County Building, looking east across Detroit River from Majestic Building." Opposite the Detroit Carriage Goods factory at right we find a sign advertising the business of William E. Metzger, pioneering dealer in Automobiles. Also: a "moonlight tower." 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Camp Sports: 1864

Camp Sports: 1864

Petersburg, Va., 1864-65. "Camp sports. 13th New York Heavy Artillery playing ball." Civil War Glass Negative Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Dressed to Kill: 1935

Dressed to Kill: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Connolly, Francis, Mrs." Wearing parts of at least three different species, including a fur with canine extensions. View full size.

 

ColumBus: 1943

ColumBus: 1943

September 1943. "Washington Court House, Ohio. Passenger boarding Greyhound bus." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

On the Ropes: 1904

On the Ropes: 1904

Florida circa 1904. "Surf bathing at Palm Beach." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Golden Hour: 1952

The Golden Hour: 1952

"Shepherd of the Hills country - 7 Oct 1952." In this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes, Grace and Sally take a walk in the Missouri Ozarks. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

 

Manhattan: 1932

Manhattan: 1932

1932. "New York City views, skyline." Front-and-center is our old friend the Flatiron Building. 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 
 
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