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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

A Doll's House: 1910

A Doll's House: 1910

New York playground c. 1910. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

The Children's Hour: 1910

The Children's Hour: 1910

New York playground c. 1910. View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

Merrily We Roll Along: 1913

Merrily We Roll Along: 1913

Circa 1913. "New York playground." View full size. Geo. Grantham Bain collection.

 

The Silence of the Lambs: 1907

The Silence of the Lambs: 1907

MODEL PLAYGROUND IN COUNTRY. 1907. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size | See every disturbing detail.

 

Chapel in the Sky: 1943

Chapel in the Sky: 1943

Spring 1943. Church at Cerros [Cerro], near Costilla, New Mexico. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier.

 

Overheated Horse: 1910

Overheated Horse: 1910

"New York City: Horse overcome by heat." Circa 1910. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection. Hopefully the equine ambulance was on its way.

 

Washington Street Market: 1952

Washington Street Market: 1952

Night view of the Washington Street produce market, New York City, 1952. View full size. Photograph by Walter Albertin for the World Telegram & Sun.

 
 
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