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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 • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Learning to ski in Quebec. No date is recorded for the photograph from the Bain News Service. View full size.

 

They Like Winter in New York State

They Like Winter in New York State

A Federal Art Project poster promoting winter sports in New York: "They like winter in New York State. The state that has everything." The poster was created by Jack Rivlota between 1936 and 1941. View full size.

 

The Boys of Bridgeton: 1909

The Boys of Bridgeton: 1909

Workers at the More-Jones Glass Co. in Bridgeton, N.J. Small boy in the middle is Harry Simpkins. The photograph is by Lewis Wickes Hine, who described the work conditions as, "dirty, noisome." November 1909. View full size.

 

Fort Knox: 1942

Fort Knox: 1942

June 1942. M-3 tank crews at Fort Knox, Kentucky. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information.

 

House of Tires: 1940

House of Tires: 1940

March 1940. Secondhand tires for sale at a gas station in San Marcos, Texas. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Missouri: 1938

Missouri: 1938

May 1938. New Madrid County, Missouri. "Wife and child of sharecropper, cut-over farmer of Mississippi bottoms." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Cafe Texan: 1939

Cafe Texan: 1939

April 1939. Street scene in San Augustine, Texas. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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