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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

Three Shot, Two Die: 1910

Three Shot, Two Die: 1910

April 12, 1910. "Chinatown after shooting." The Port Arthur teahouse at 9 Mott Street in New York's Chinatown during the tong wars between the Hip Sings and On Leongs. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Fledglings: 1942

Fledglings: 1942

October 1942. "Another B-25 bomber rolls off the final assembly line to join other ships in the outdoor assembly area. North American Aviation Inc. Inglewood, California." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Consolidated Aircraft: 1942

Consolidated Aircraft: 1942

October 1942. "Installing an engine at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant. Fort Worth, Texas." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard R. Hollem for the Odffice of War Information.

 

Garden State: 1942

Garden State: 1942

June 1942. "Bean fields, Seabrook Farm at Bridgeton, New Jersey." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier. View full size.

 

Shooting the Bull: 1913

Shooting the Bull: 1913

Nov. 3, 1913. "Shooting bull, Central Park." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size. Headline in the New York Times:

MAN IS SHOT DEAD IN CHASE FOR STEER

Frenzied Animal Tears Down Fifth Avenue,
Police Shooting From Taxicabs.

SEVEN OTHERS SCATTER

Wild Bullet Slays a Watchman -- Waiter Is Wounded --
All the Beeves Caught or Killed.

The steer which caused the excitement in Fifth Avenue was one of eight which escaped from the yards of the New York Stock Company at Sixtieth Street and the North River. In the pursuit another man was wounded, a policeman was trampled on, and a delivery wagon was wrecked. The excitement began about 4 o'clock yesterday morning and did not end until five hours later, when the last steer was shot to death in Central Park. The steer which alarmed Fifth Avenue was one of the wildest of the lot, and it was a police bullet fired at it which went wild and killed George Beattie, night watchman of the building under construction at 24 East 55th Street. ... The steer, bleeding from wounds, turned into Fifty-Fifth Street, followed by a string of revolver-popping automobiles. ... According to stockyard authorities, about 200 short-horn Oregon steers were unloaded yesterday morning, consigned to various butchers in the city ...

 

In the Garden: 1910

In the Garden: 1910

"The Turner garden at Waban, Massachusetts. 1910." View full size. 8x10 dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier. Gift of Mina Turner, 1964.

 

Dano's Roadhouse: 1938

Dano's Roadhouse: 1938

October 1938. "Roadhouse. Raceland, Louisiana. Girls at Dano's for free Friday night crab boil." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 
 
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