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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 • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Not a Cloud in the Sky: 1942

Not a Cloud in the Sky: 1942

May 1942. Parris Island, South Carolina. "Marine lieutenant glider pilot in training at Page Field." A smilier version of the airman seen here. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lollipop Beach: 1923

Lollipop Beach: 1923

May 28, 1923. "Potomac bathing beach." A 10 on the Fun-Meter, from the look of things. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

A Little Off the Top: 1917

A Little Off the Top: 1917

June 21, 1917. Monmouth Park, New Jersey. "Signal Corps barber." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Meet the Neighbors: 1920

Meet the Neighbors: 1920

Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn, of the Denishawn dance company, in the back yard circa 1920. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Modern Dance: 1920

Modern Dance: 1920

The Denishawn Dancers circa 1920. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Build-a-Buick: 1924

Build-a-Buick: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Proof of Buick standardization of units: Assembly of complete operating chassis from parts stock carried by Buick Motor Co. local branch." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Gasoline Alley: 1912

Gasoline Alley: 1912

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1912. "Automobile." One of three photos of a curiously tiny motorcar. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, National Photo Co.

 
 
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