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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 • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

State-of-the-Art Facilities: 1941

State-of-the-Art Facilities: 1941

Minnesota, 1941. "Complete sanitary privy properly protected to prevent flies from spreading diseases. Concrete floor slab, riser stool and building are fabricated at central yard for environmental sanitation program." View full size. Medium format safety negative by Shipman for the Farm Security Administration.

 

The Old Man: 1935

The Old Man: 1935

October 1935. "Client whose property has been optioned by the government. Brown County, Indiana." The elderly man seen with his wife in an earlier post today. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the FSA.

 

The Old Woman: 1935

The Old Woman: 1935

October 1935. "Interior of a home of prospective resettlement client. Brown County, Indiana." The old woman seen with her husband in an earlier post today. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the FSA.

 

Tulare: 1940

Tulare: 1940

March 1940. Visalia, California. Band playing a Saturday night dance at the Farm Security Administration's Tulare migrant camp. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Bar Harbor: 1943

Bar Harbor: 1943

June 1943. The Civil Air Patrol Base at Bar Harbor, Maine. Flying field of Coastal Patrol #20. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier.

 

Saturday Night: 1942

Saturday Night: 1942

January 1942. Community house Saturday night dance in the Farm Security Administration settlement of Woodville, California. View full size. Medium format safety transparency by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Old Folks at Home: 1935

Old Folks at Home: 1935

October 1935. Brown County, Indiana. Prospective Resettlement Administration clients whose property has been optioned by the government. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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