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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 • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

Amethyst Twilight: 1942

Amethyst Twilight: 1942

December 1942. "Proviso departure yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R. at twilight." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Amarillo: 1943

Amarillo: 1943

General view of Amarillo, Texas, taken by Jack Delano on his trip via the Santa Fe rails from Chicago to California in March 1943. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency, Office of War Information. View full size | View even larger. The street running left to right is SW 11th Avenue, crossing South Tyler Street. The building with the red tile roof is First Presbyterian Church at 1100 South Harrison. Another 1943 view of the neighborhood and South Tyler street is here.

 

Rubbing: 1905

Rubbing: 1905

The title of this 1905 photo by George Lawrence is "Rubbing," with a copyright assigned to Cluett, Peabody & Co., which in the 1930s developed the Sanforization pre-shrink process for cottons. View full size.

 

Squaw Wanted: 1906

Squaw Wanted: 1906

This circa 1906 photograph of a young Inuit man doing laundry (titled "Squaw Wanted" — not just politically but ethnographically incorrect, we'd say) is by Goetze of Nome, Alaska. View full size.

 

White Plains: 1941

White Plains: 1941

The caption for this 4x5 Kodachrome transparency is "Near White Plains, Georgia?" The circa 1941 photo, of a woman in front of a frame building flying the U.S. and Georgia colors, is attributed to Jack Delano although it bears the notation "Possibly photographed by Marion Post Wolcott." View full size.

 

Barbershop Octet: 1943

Barbershop Octet: 1943

Tule Lake Relocation Center near Newell, Calif., 1942 or 43. We're starting the week with 10 photos from the Japanese American relocation camps of World War II. This one is unattributed; the rest are by Ansel Adams. View full size.

 

Florence Kuwata: 1943

Florence Kuwata: 1943

Florence Kuwata practicing with the batons at Manzanar Relocation Center, 1943. View full size. Photograph by Ansel Adams.

 
 
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