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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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Timeless Depot: 1906

Timeless Depot: 1906

Circa 1906. "Southern Railway station, Knoxville, Tenn." What has four faces but no hands? 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Luxury Car: 1917

Luxury Car: 1917

The Bay Area circa 1917. "Jordan touring car." The tot-laden vehicle seen here yesterday, a Jordan advertised as the "Seven-Passenger Luxury Car," with the same driver but minus the kids. Note the literal NON-SKID tire tread. Glass negative from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana. View full size.

 

Romance of a People: 1942

Romance of a People: 1942

August 1942. "New York. Window of a Jewish religious shop on Broome Street." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Four of a Kind: 1939

Four of a Kind: 1939

October 1939. "Boys from Dead Ox Flat waiting for the school bus in the morning. Malheur County, Oregon." So who is this lady with the camera? Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Fall Color: 1952

Fall Color: 1952

"Picnic at Austin, Minn. -- 7 Sept. 1952." Although the trees are still green and it's technically still summer, the native fauna's coats are thickening, ready to blend in when autumn arrives. Kodachrome slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Glass Wrangler: 1920

Glass Wrangler: 1920

    Young Tom started out in Nails & Tacks and worked his way up.

San Francisco ca. 1920s. "Young man on Harley-Davidson motorcycle -- California State Automobile Association 'Broken Glass Department' patrol." 6.5x8.5 glass negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Bring the Kids: 1917

Bring the Kids: 1917

San Francisco circa 1917. "Jordan touring car with children." Did we lose a few back there when we hit that bump? Better do a head count. 6.5x8.5 inch glass negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 
 
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