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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Goggle Glass: 1942

Goggle Glass: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Workman grinding out a small part at the Chicago & North Western repair shops." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Birds: 1923

The Birds: 1923

Nov. 9, 1923. Washington, D.C. "McAdoo children." Mary and Ellen McAdoo, whose grandfather was Woodrow Wilson. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

High Finance: 1905

High Finance: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Broad Street curb brokers and the Stock Exchange." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Intimations of Autumn: 1952

Intimations of Autumn: 1952

        UPDATE: Shorpy member SteamBoomer has correctly identified the location as Eureka Springs, Arkansas. See the Comments for details.

"7 Oct. 1952 -- Entrance to ______  _______." Who can tell us where we are in this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes? (Hint: not Minnesota.) 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle, on the road with wife Grace. View full size.

Pop Culture: 1943

Pop Culture: 1943

September 1943. "Columbus, Ohio. A Greyhound bus driver off duty." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Eight Nurses: 1920s

Eight Nurses: 1920s

Washington, D.C., circa 1920s. "Lewis, R., Mrs., group." An octet of Red Cross nurses. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Bus Whisperer: 1943

The Bus Whisperer: 1943

September 1943. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Mechanic in the Greyhound bus garage." Photo by Esther Bubley, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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