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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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Cold Harbor: 1865

Cold Harbor: 1865

April 1865. "Cold Harbor, Va. Collecting bones of soldiers killed in the battle." Photograph from the main Eastern theater of war, Grant's Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864. Wet plate glass negative by John Reekie. View full size.

 

In the Navy: 1913

In the Navy: 1913

1913. More sailors-in-the-making at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Fill Er Up: 1920

Fill Er Up: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Penn Oil Company, Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

John McCain: 1973

John McCain: 1973

April 24, 1973. "Interview with Lt. Commander John S. McCain, Vietnam prisoner of war." Medium format negative by Thomas J. O'Halloran. View full size.

Woodbury Bottle Works: 1909

Woodbury Bottle Works: 1909

November 1909. "Woodbury Bottle Works. Woodbury, New Jersey. Noon hour. All are workers." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Girls of Summer: 1922

The Girls of Summer: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Potomac bathing beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Naval Training: 1913

Naval Training: 1913

1913. "Naval Training Station at Newport, Rhode Island." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 
 
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