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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 • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

Coal Delivery: 1924

Coal Delivery: 1924

1924. "Ford Motor Co. (L.P. Steuart & Bro.)." Our third entry in National Photo's Fords-in-Washington series -- a coal delivery truck at the L.P. Steuart depot, 138 12th Street NE. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Cold Comfort: 1911

Cold Comfort: 1911

Heat wave in New York. July 6, 1911. "Licking blocks of ice on a hot day." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Miss Ramey's Ride: 1924

Miss Ramey's Ride: 1924

1924. Alexandria, Virginia, schoolteacher Elizabeth Ramey and her car, a Model T Ford. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

I Feel a Draft: 1917

I Feel a Draft: 1917

New York, 1917. Examining a potential recruit aboard the Recruit. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Mascots: 1917

Mascots: 1917

New York, 1917. "Mascots aboard Recruit." Furry/feathery companions for sailors on the "landship" in Union Square. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Our Miss Ramey: 1924

Our Miss Ramey: 1924

1924. "Miss Elizabeth Ramey. Alexandria, Va. Ford owner." Photo taken for the Ford Motor Co. or one of its dealers. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

NuGrape: 1924

NuGrape: 1924

1924. Washington, D.C. "Ford Motor Co. NuGrape delivery truck." Note the perforated solid rubber tires. View full size. National Photo Co. Collection.

 
 
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