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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 • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Gallaudet Basketball: 1924

Gallaudet Basketball: 1924

"Boatwright, Gallaudet '24," taken that year at the venerable Washington, D.C., college for the deaf. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Palooka, XL: 1914

Palooka, XL: 1914

September 1914. The boxer Fred Welsh in New York. Note the cauliflower ear. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

B-17 Betty: 1942

B-17 Betty: 1942

October 1942. Long Beach, California. "Girl riveting machine operator at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant joins sections of wing ribs to reinforce the inner wing assemblies of B-17F heavy bombers." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Oklahoma: 1942

Oklahoma: 1942

October 1942. Employees at the Mid-Continent oil refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Indiana Janes: 1908

Indiana Janes: 1908

August 1908. "Noon hour in an Indianapolis cotton mill. Witness, E.N. Clopper." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Calumet: 1935

Calumet: 1935

October 1935. Miners at Calumet, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

An Old Southern Melody: 1941

An Old Southern Melody: 1941

August 1941. "Local band leader plays 'An Old Southern Melody' and everybody cheered." Coffee County, Alabama. View full size. Medium format safety negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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