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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Pallbearers: 1938

Pallbearers: 1938

January 1938. "Ponce, Puerto Rico. Funeral of a child." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Full House: 1938

Full House: 1938

January 1938. "Interior of workers' shack. Porta de Tierra, San Juan, Puerto Rico." Note the drop-in guest. View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Who You Lookin' At: 1940

Who You Lookin' At: 1940

Missouri, May 1940. "Ozark farmer and family." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Those Eyes, Those Lips: 1940

Those Eyes, Those Lips: 1940

May 1940. "Advertising. Woodbine, Iowa." A tattered billboard shot by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. 35mm negative. View full size.

 

Ninth Street: 1940

Ninth Street: 1940

May 1940. "Residential street in Woodbine, Iowa." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Quiet City: 1940

Quiet City: 1940

St. Louis, May 1940. "Downtown street on Sunday morning." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Des Moines: 1940

Des Moines: 1940

May 1940. "Afternoon, downtown Des Moines, Iowa." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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