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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

Cy Smith: 1911

Cy Smith: 1911

Boxer Cy Smith in November 1911. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

The Winning Team: 1908

The Winning Team: 1908

Borden team, winner of the obstacle test in the Work Horse Parade on Union Square. June 13, 1908. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Union Square: 1908

Union Square: 1908

Work Horse Parade obstacle course on Union Square, New York City. June 13, 1908. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Work Horse Parade: 1908

Work Horse Parade: 1908

"Work Horse Parade - Obstacle Test" on Union Square in New York. Anheuser-Busch and Borden teams. June 13, 1908. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Anthony's Wireless Airship: 1912

Anthony's Wireless Airship: 1912

"Anthony's Wireless Airship." A small powered blimp used in 1912 to demonstrate remote control of aircraft by wireless telegraphy. ("Professor Anthony has exhibited a method of airship control of his own by wireless. He and Leo Stephens recently gave an exhibition of starting, controlling, turning and stopping an airship by wireless which was quite a long distance from the station which controlled its action.") View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Grand Central Station: 1913

Grand Central Station: 1913

New York's Grand Central Station nearing completion sometime around 1913. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Wireless Telegraph: 1920

Wireless Telegraph: 1920

"Amateur Wireless Station" with headset circa 1920. Note photo of the young operator. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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