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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

Private Ruth: 1924

Private Ruth: 1924

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth on May 28, 1924, at the War Department in Washington shortly after signing up for a three-year stint in the New York National Guard. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Propellers 101

Propellers 101

September 1942. Students at Washington High School in Los Angeles training for specific contributions to the war effort. Instructor Ralph Angar explains propeller characteristics to students in the aeronautics class. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

 

Country Kitchen: 1939

Country Kitchen: 1939

July 1939. Corner of a sharecropper's kitchen showing stove and butter churn. Person County, North Carolina. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

The Wayfarer: 1939

The Wayfarer: 1939

February 1939. "On U.S. 99 between Bakersfield and the Ridge, en route to San Diego. Migrant man shaving by roadside." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Boundary County: 1939

Boundary County: 1939

October 1939. "Father and son have cleared thirty acres of raw stump land in three years. Boundary County, Idaho." View full size. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

 

Burn Ballad Bungalow: 1929

Burn Ballad Bungalow: 1929

From 1929, another view of the peripatetic Burn family and their unusual car on G Street in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Co. Collection.

 

One Leg at a Time: 1923

One Leg at a Time: 1923

July 1923. A wagon horse outfitted against summer insect pests on the streets of Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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