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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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Mother and Baby: 1924

Mother and Baby: 1924

This is my grandmother and great-grandmother, Bernadine & Elsie Buck, in the wheat country of Davenport, Washington. View full size.


This could pass for Cartier-Bresson.

Simple Times

This is a beautiful picture -Thank you

Looks like Kansas

Reminds me of the front yard of Dorothy's house from The Wizard of Oz.


this picture is really something. i even like the way the shadows cast on the grass!


The joy and beauty of "women's work" have been lost to us.

Staying home with a child has become a betrayal to feminism; working, to the ultra-right, is tantamount to sin.

I've worked in an office all my life, and stayed home with a child. I can't imagine not having a career--but the pleasures of nurturing, and making a home, have been the most fulfilling to me -- as sure as the breeze that blows the laundry dry.


my god, what a beautiful shot

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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