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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Black Butte: 1942

Black Butte: 1942

August 1942 in Madison County, Montana. Sheep grazing the Gravelly Range at the foot of Black Butte. View full size. Gorgeous 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Llano de San Juan: 1940

Llano de San Juan: 1940

July or October 1940. Church at Llano de San Juan, New Mexico. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Delta County Fair: 1940

Delta County Fair: 1940

October 1940. Fun at the Delta County Fair in western Colorado. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

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Whitewash: 1935

Whitewash: 1935

1935 or 1936. "Negro cabin in Hale County, Alabama." View full size. 8x10 nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Hulett Unloader: 1943

Hulett Unloader: 1943

May 1943. A Hulett unloader at the Pennsylvania Railroad ore docks in Cleveland. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Fair Maidens: 1941

Fair Maidens: 1941

September 1941. At the state fair in Rutland, Vermont. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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