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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Mr. Speaker: 1925

Mr. Speaker: 1925

Philadelphia, 1925. Atwater Kent radio factory. "Final inspection of loudspeaker after baking finish." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Bulbs: 1925

Bulbs: 1925

March 12, 1925. "C.W. Mitman of Smithsonian Institution with giant and midget bulbs." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Rice Rocket: 1938

Rice Rocket: 1938

October 1938. Preparations for the National Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana. View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Ricycle: 1938

Ricycle: 1938

October 1938. Watching the National Rice Festival parade in Crowley, Louisiana. View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Bring the Kids: 1938

Bring the Kids: 1938

November 1938. "Watching the state fair parade. Donaldsonville, Louisiana." View full size. Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Coke and a Burger: 1938

Coke and a Burger: 1938

October 1938. "Making hamburgers in the concession stand at the National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. You want fries with that?

 

Stella May: 1938

Stella May: 1938

November 1938. "Fortune teller, state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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