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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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Onions, Limes, Potatoes: 1908

Onions, Limes, Potatoes: 1908

"Fruit Venders, Indianapolis Market, August 1908. Witness E.N. Clopper." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. Scan from 5x7 glass plate negative.

 

Little Spinner: 1909

Little Spinner: 1909

"A little spinner in a Georgia cotton mill." January 1909. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. Scan from 5x7 glass plate negative.

 

Sea Breeze Jr:: 1915

Sea Breeze Jr:: 1915

Nurse and patient "Sea Breeze Jr." circa 1915. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Probably taken at one of New York's seaside "cottage" hospitals for babies, where plenty of fresh air and sunshine were believed to be therapeutic.

 

Battling Mantell: 1911

Battling Mantell: 1911

The boxer Battling Mantell in November 1911. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. So who can tell us about old Bat? He served in World War I.

 

American Roadster: 1909

American Roadster: 1909

American roadster at the Vanderbilt Cup, 1909. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Lady in the Water: 1947

Lady in the Water: 1947

A model floating in the water at Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida. The image by fashion photographer Toni Frissell was published in Harper's Bazaar in December 1947. Mug | Weeki Wachee Mermaids | View full size.

 

Room of Brooms: 1908

Room of Brooms: 1908

Boys with brooms in the packing room of S.W. Brown Manufacturing, Evansville, Indiana. October 1908. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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