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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 • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

Christy Mathewson: 1910

Christy Mathewson: 1910

New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson. December 14, 1910. View full size. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson, one in a series of photos taken in the off-season for American Tobacco Co. trading cards.

 

Johnny Evers: 1910

Johnny Evers: 1910

Chicago Cubs second baseman Johnny Evers. December 16, 1910. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson. View full size.

 

Frank Chance: 1910

Frank Chance: 1910

Chicago Cubs first baseman Frank Chance. December 16, 1910. View full size. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson.

 

Billy Sullivan: 1911

Billy Sullivan: 1911

Chicago White Sox catcher Billy Sullivan. May 13, 1911. View full size. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson.

 

Picnic: 1893

Picnic: 1893

A detail from yesterday's post of picnickers at Marshall Hall.

Bat-Man 1.0

Bat-Man 1.0

Ornithopter. Hand-colored lithograph c. 1800-1830. View full size. Tissandier Collection, Library of Congress.

 

Washington Monument: 1860

Washington Monument: 1860

"Washington Monument as it stood for 25 years," 1860. Glass-plate (wet collodion) photograph by Mathew Brady. View full size.

 
 
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