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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Inaugural Parade: 1917

Inaugural Parade: 1917

March 5, 1917. Washington, D.C. "Woodrow Wilson inaugural parade." Of peripheral interest on Pennsylvania Avenue: the three-act drama Just a Woman at Poli's Theater, and "modern 'Cadillac' automobiles" for rent at $3 an hour at the Hotel Occidental. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Seal Beach: 1958

Seal Beach: 1958

From circa 1958, a Kodachrome taken by my mother, who could handle a 35mm camera in a pinch. My parents had friends with a summer place in Seal Beach, California, a coastal community on the border of Orange and Los Angeles counties. In the foreground are my parents' bosom pals who owned or rented the place behind the Ford station wagon. That's me at the bottom of the slide; the boy making his precarious way up is the son of the aforementioned couple. Dad (with the cap) appears to be zoning out, judging by the beer cans by his side. I wonder if any of these beachside homes exist today. View full size.

Angry Bird: 1928

Angry Bird: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Shelley, James, Mrs." Whose hat is about to attack the camera. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Goggle Glass: 1942

Goggle Glass: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Workman grinding out a small part at the Chicago & North Western repair shops." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Birds: 1923

The Birds: 1923

Nov. 9, 1923. Washington, D.C. "McAdoo children." Mary and Ellen McAdoo, whose grandfather was Woodrow Wilson. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

High Finance: 1905

High Finance: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Broad Street curb brokers and the Stock Exchange." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Intimations of Autumn: 1952

Intimations of Autumn: 1952

        UPDATE: Shorpy member SteamBoomer has correctly identified the location as Eureka Springs, Arkansas. See the Comments for details.

"7 Oct. 1952 -- Entrance to ______  _______." Who can tell us where we are in this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes? (Hint: not Minnesota.) 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle, on the road with wife Grace. View full size.

 
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