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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 NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Nurse Hamaguchi: 1943

Nurse Hamaguchi: 1943

Nurse Aiko Hamaguchi at the Manzanar Relocation Center, California, in 1943. Medium format safety negative by Ansel Adams. View full size.

 

Good as New: 1918

Good as New: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. Naval medical hospital on Observatory Hill (near current site of the Kennedy Center). View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Abbott and Sultana: 1925

Abbott and Sultana: 1925

September 18, 1925. W.S. Abbott of Agricultural Extension Station in Vienna, Virginia, with "Sultana." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Going Places: 1931

Going Places: 1931

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Child seated in toy automobile." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. The radio: Atwater-Kent 84Q.

 

Levers of Power: 1942

Levers of Power: 1942

June 1942. Crane operator at Tennessee Valley Authority's Douglas Dam. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the OWI. View full size.

 

Shibe Park: 1914 World Series

Shibe Park: 1914 World Series

October 9, 1914. "Philadelphia Athletics dugout prior to start of Game 1 of 1914 World Series at Shibe Park." View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Harvard Eddie: 1911

Harvard Eddie: 1911

May 13, 1911. "Harvard Eddie" Grant, third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. Gelatin silver print by Paul Thompson. View full size. Eddie, a Harvard grad who practiced law after his retirement from baseball, was among the first to enlist in the Army after the United States entered World War I in 1917. An infantry captain, he was killed by an exploding shell in France, where he is buried.

 
 
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