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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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Capital Athletic: 1926

Capital Athletic: 1926

May 1, 1926. Washington, D.C. Eight-oar shell crew of the Capital Athletic Club on the Potomac between the Francis Scott Key and Aqueduct bridges. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

He'll Knock Your Block Off: 1925

He'll Knock Your Block Off: 1925

February 21, 1925. Washington, D.C. "William R. Whipp, Walter Edger Jr. and William Asher at the Racquet Club." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Canoe Club: 1924

Canoe Club: 1924

1924. Washington Canoe Club rowers on the Potomac near the recently finished Key Bridge and older Aqueduct Bridge. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Margaret Zolnay: 1925

Margaret Zolnay: 1925

June 18, 1925. "Miss Margaret Zolnay." Our second look at this beguiling ballerina. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Medium on M Street: 1937

Medium on M Street: 1937

December 1937. At 703 M Street in Washington we have Madame LaBey, reader of palms and dispenser of advice "on all affairs of life." She's clairvoyant, but ring the doorbell anyway. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon.

 

Hello Trouble: 1937

Hello Trouble: 1937

December 1937. Midcity Cinema at 1223 Ninth Street NW in Washington, D.C. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 

Dee's Cafe: 1941

Dee's Cafe: 1941

July 1941. "On the Main Street of Cascade, Idaho." View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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