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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

Westbound Freight: 1943

Westbound Freight: 1943

March 1943. Westbound Santa Fe freight on a siding at Ricardo, New Mexico, waiting for the eastbound train to pass. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. FSA/Office of War Information archive.

 

Luxor: 1858

Luxor: 1858

Papyrus-motif colonnade, Court of Amenhotep III at the Temple of Thebes (Luxor, Egypt). Circa 1858 albumen print by Francis Frith. View full size.

 

Home Movies: 1922

Home Movies: 1922

November 13, 1922. Mrs. Ed B. McLean and children. View full size. National Photo Company Collection. Who can identify the camera for us?

 

Swingers: 1923

Swingers: 1923

May 4, 1923. "Mrs. Virginia Riter, Mrs. E.M. Allison, Mrs. Helen Rutan." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Lawrence: 1911

Lawrence: 1911

Young workers at a Lawrence, Massachusetts, manufacturing concern (fabric mill or cannery). September 1911. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Karnak: 1858

Karnak: 1858

Portico at ruins of Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Karnak at Luxor, Egypt, circa 1858. View full size. Albumen print by Francis Frith.

 

Potomac Rowers: 1921

Potomac Rowers: 1921

"Potomac Boat Club Sema [?] Sig," 1921, with the Key Bridge under construction in the background. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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