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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

String Section: c. 1939

String Section: c. 1939

The orchestra at a square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration Office of War Information, c. 1939. View full size.

 

Square Dance: 1939

Square Dance: 1939

Couples at square dance in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Photograph by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration Office of War Information circa 1939. View full size.

 

Model With Book

Model With Book

A young model lies in bed with a book. Photo by Fitz W. Guerin, between 1900 and 1903. View full size.

Cowgirl Model: c. 1902

Cowgirl Model: c. 1902

A young woman models, wearing a cowgirl outfit and holding a rope. Photo by Fitz W. Guerin, c. 1902. View full size.

Chloro Boat: 1921

Chloro Boat: 1921

Workers on a Chloro boat, which was used for disinfecting large outdoor swimming areas. This photo was likely taken in the Washington, D.C., area. Photo from the National Photo Company collection, 1921. View full size.

 

Cabinet children: 1922

Cabinet children: 1922

The children of U.S. cabinet members at Easter, April 1922. Photo from the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

Blacksmith: c. 1900

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Blacksmith: c. 1900

Two children talk to a blacksmith standing in the doorway of his forge. Photograph by Frances S. Allen, c. 1900. View full size.

 
 
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