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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 • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

The Courtyard: 1903

The Courtyard: 1903

New Orleans circa 1903. "Old Spanish courtyard." Is the bar open yet? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Meat Market: 1936

Meat Market: 1936

April 1936. "Group of houses in 600 block on East Detroit Street. Milwaukee, Wisconsin." Plus: One kid, one cat and the Joseph D. Frinzi meat market. Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

A New Angle: 1903

A New Angle: 1903

New York circa 1903. "The Flatiron Building." Where, as we like to say, there are three sides to every story. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Jackson Street: 1936

Jackson Street: 1936

April 1936. "House at 437 North Jackson Street. Milwaukee, Wisconsin." Photo by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Don't Mess With Texas

Don't Mess With Texas

Circa 1900. "U.S.S. Texas discharging ammunition." The Navy battleship nicknamed "Old Hoodoo." 8x10 glass negative by Edward Hart. View full size.

 

Auntie Mame: 1958

Auntie Mame: 1958

      "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!"

September 1958. "Rosalind Russell in costume from the film Auntie Mame posed with author Patrick Dennis (E.E. Tanner III)." Photo by Douglas Jones for the Look magazine assignment "The Man Behind Auntie Mame." View full size.

 

Two Men and a Musky

Two Men and a Musky

Detroit circa 1902. "A muskelunge (fish)." Who wants pike? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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