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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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The Old Stove: 1935

The Old Stove: 1935

September 1935. "Garrett County, Maryland. Interior of a house." 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Dolls: 1936

Dolls: 1936

April 1936. "Child of rehabilitation client. Jackson County, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Soda Jerker: 1939

Soda Jerker: 1939

February 1939. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Soda jerker flipping ice cream into malted milk shakes." View full size. Photo by Russell Lee. And make mine a double.

 

Madonna of the Spuds: 1943

Madonna of the Spuds: 1943

December 1943. "Lynn Massman, wife of a second-class petty officer who is studying in Washington, preparing dinner." View full size. Photograph by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

 

School Days: 1938

School Days: 1938

August 1938. "Child studying in school, Southeast Missouri Farms." Printed from a 35mm nitrate negative by FSA photographer Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Baby Elephant Dentist: 1924

Baby Elephant Dentist: 1924

Robert Ellen pulling the tooth of baby elephant "Futz" in 1924. View full size. 4x5 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

Lowell, Massachusetts: 1941

Lowell, Massachusetts: 1941

January 1941. Middlesex Street in the textile mill center of Lowell, Massachusetts. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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