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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 • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

Warming Up: 1941

Warming Up: 1941

January 1941. Band composed of guests at a trailer park in Sarasota, Florida. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Marion Post Wolcott.

 

Life Is but a Dream: 1941

Life Is but a Dream: 1941

February 1941. Singing and music for agricultural workers' children in a new day nursery for the Okeechobee migratory labor camp at Belle Glade, Florida. Medium-format safety negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Bunkhouse Boys: 1940

Bunkhouse Boys: 1940

December 1940. Construction workers gathered around the bunkhouse stove in the new craftsmen's barracks at Camp Blanding, Florida. View full size.
Medium-format safety negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA.

 

Scipio Wright: 1917

Scipio Wright: 1917

Scipio, a St. Bernard acquired by Orville Wright in 1917. Photo taken between 1917 and 1928. View full size. 5x7 glass negative by Orville Wright.

 

Greensboro: 1941

Greensboro: 1941

June 1941. Sawmill and smokestack at the Greensboro Lumber Co. in Greensboro, Georgia. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Free Horse Dinner!

Free Horse Dinner!

December 29, 1923. "Horse Christmas Party" at the Washington, D.C., Animal Rescue League. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Blue Train: 1942

Blue Train: 1942

December 1942. Train going over the hump at the Chicago & North Western Proviso Yard. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 
 
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