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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Broadcast: 1943

Broadcast: 1943

Father Smith broadcasting a news release in Spanish from his parish house broadcasting station in Questa, New Mexico. Photograph by John Collier, 1943. View full size.

 

Marie Delna

Marie Delna

French opera singer Marie Delna (1875-1932). Photo from the George Grantham Bain collection. No date recorded. View full size.

 

Prendergast Wedding

Prendergast Wedding

The wedding of Miss Speed to Major Prendergast. Photograph by Matson Photo Service, 1940-1946. View full size.

 

Col. Maduro Cigars: 1908

Col.  Maduro Cigars: 1908

August 1908. Col. Maduro cigar factory in Indianapolis, Indiana. View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. Note Celery Cola cap worn by boy on the right.

 

Shano Collins: 1920

Shano Collins: 1920

John "Shano" Collins, first baseman for the Chicago White Sox, at bat in 1920. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Federal Art Project Posters

Federal Art Project Posters

We have a number of Federal Art Project / WPA posters from the late 1930s now available as Juniper Gallery Fine Art Prints! Including, yes, the much- requested oral-realist masterpiece Keep Your Teeth Clean. High-resolution, digitally restored and printed on Arches Infinity archival French art paper.

A Female Drummer: 1898

A Female Drummer: 1898

"Chas. E. Blaney's Big Extravaganza Success." This is a lithograph advertising the theatrical comedy "A Female Drummer," c. 1898. View full size.

 
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