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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 • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

Girl's Best Friend: 1922

Girl's Best Friend: 1922

April 14, 1922. Miss Elizabeth Zolnay, daughter of the sculptor George Julian Zolnay. 1738 N Street NW, Washington. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Easy Street: 1917

Easy Street: 1917

February 5, 1917. "Naval militia guard a New York bridge." View full size. 6x4 dry plate glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. Zoom the posters.

 

Cooking Alfresco: 1915

Cooking Alfresco: 1915

February 21, 1915. Peekskill, New York. "National Guard practice. Cooking alfresco." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

South Side Deli: 1941

South Side Deli: 1941

April 1941. "People sitting on front porch in Negro section of Chicago." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Lineup: 1911

The Lineup: 1911

October 1911. Vicinity of Lowell and South Framingham, Mass. Merrimac Mill boys. Front row: Smallest, Robert Magee, 270 Suffolk Street; John Neary, 211 Lakeview Avenue; Michael Keefe, 32 Marion Street. Back row: Edward Foster, 40 Fulton Street; John Risheck, 391 Adams Street; Cornelius Hurley, 68 Adams Street, No. 1 mill room. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

South Side Cartman: 1941

South Side Cartman: 1941

April 1941. "Man-drawn carts are common on South Side of Chicago." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Love Shack: 1941

Love Shack: 1941

South Side Chicago, April 1941. View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee.

 
 
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