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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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Gaslight: 1909

Gaslight: 1909

Newsboy Club in Boston. October 1909. Photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

 

Our Gang: 1910

Our Gang: 1910

St. Louis, Missouri. May 7, 1910. "Jefferson Street Gang of newsboys at 10 P.M. over campfire in corner lot behind bill-board. Jefferson Street near Olive." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Pool Boys: 1910

Pool Boys: 1910

May 1910. "A Pool Room at Chouteau & Manchester, St. Louis, where these boys play pool and smoke while waiting for papers. The smallest boy is 9 years old and sells until 9 P.M." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Rush Hour, Detroit: 1942

Rush Hour, Detroit: 1942

Traffic at 5:30 on 2nd Avenue at West Grand Boulevard, Detroit. July 1942. View full size. Kodachrome by Arthur Siegel. The General Motors Building is at left. Here's the same intersection today, seen from the other direction. The picture was taken from the 28-story Fisher Building (green copper roof) across the street.

 

Don't Touch That Dial: 1921

Don't Touch That Dial: 1921

November 10, 1921. "Radio switchboard" somewhere in the vicinity of New York City. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Squat-N-Gobble: 1940

Squat-N-Gobble: 1940

September 1940. "Men of the community of Pie Town, New Mexico, eating at the barbeque." Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Pie Town BBQ: 1940

Pie Town BBQ: 1940

September 1940. "Homesteader and his children eating barbeque at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair." Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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