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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 • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

Branch Office: 1921

Branch Office: 1921

July 15, 1921. More strange goings-on at the Krazy Kat. Our waiter has a ball and chain dangling from his sleeve. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Florida: 1957

Florida: 1957

"Cypress Gardens, Fla. Visited April 5, 1957." From a new set of found 35mm Kodachromes. This one probably purchased in the gift shop. View full size.

 

Krazy Kat Klub: 1921

Krazy Kat Klub: 1921

Washington. D.C. One of six National Photo glass negatives from 1921 labeled "Krazy Kat," showing a group of college-age kids painting and smoking in the yard of what seems to be a club or restaurant. Which has a treehouse. View full size.

 

Glen Echo Girls: 1924

Glen Echo Girls: 1924

1924. Montgomery County, Maryland. More fun at the Elks outing at Glen Echo Park. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Flowerhead: 1952

Flowerhead: 1952

Another 35mm slide from the Kodachrome Family circa 1952. View full size.

Out and About: 1921

Out and About: 1921

Washington, D.C, 1921. "Kids in Park." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Joy Ride: 1924

Joy Ride: 1924

1924. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Elks Outing, Glen Echo." View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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