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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 • PROTECT HER FROM TUBERCULOSIS

Christmas Seals: 1923

Christmas Seals: 1923

President Coolidge buying Christmas seals in 1923 to benefit the Tuberculosis Association. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Eatmore Oleo: 1940

Eatmore Oleo: 1940

February 1940. A grocery store window in Salem, Illinois. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Sleet Street: 1940

Sleet Street: 1940

February 1940. A snowy street in Parkersburg, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Weslaco: 1942

Weslaco: 1942

February 1942. Third-graders in the Farm Security Administration elementary school at Weslaco, Texas. View full size. Photo by Arthur Rothstein.

 

School Janitor: 1942

School Janitor: 1942

February 1942. Janitor at the Farm Security Administration elementary school in Weslaco, Texas. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

302 Mott Street: 1911

302 Mott Street: 1911

December 1911. Family of Mrs. Mette making flowers in a very dirty tenement, 302 Mott Street, top floor. Josephine, 13, helps outside school hours until 9 P.M. sometimes. She is soon to be 14 and expects to go to work in an embroidery factory. Says she worked in that factory all last summer. Nicholas, 6 years old and Johnnie, 8 yrs. The old work some. All together earn only 40 to 50 cents a day. Baby (20 months old) plays with the flowers, and they expect he can help a little before long. The father drives a coach (or hack) irregularly. View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Slushmobile: 1939

Slushmobile: 1939

January 1939. Navigating the business district of Herrin, Illinois, after a snowstorm. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 
 
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