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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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The Water's Fine: 1920

The Water's Fine: 1920

"Valentine in pool." The actress Grace Valentine circa 1920. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Tygart Valley Span: 1938

Tygart Valley Span: 1938

September 1938. "Construction of new bridge, Tygart Valley Homesteads, West Virginia." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott.

 

Is Your Daddy a Scab?

Is Your Daddy a Scab?

October 1939. "Pickets' sign outside copper mine during strike. Ducktown, Tenn." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the FSA.

 

Everywhere a Sign: 1939

Everywhere a Sign: 1939

October 1939. "Copper miners on strike waiting for scabs to come out of the mines. Ducktown, Tennessee." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Ducktown Scab Committee: 1939

Ducktown Scab Committee: 1939

October 1939. "Picketing. Copper miners on strike waiting for scabs to come out of the mines. Ducktown, Tennessee." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Valentine Lounging: 1920

Valentine Lounging: 1920

"Valentine lounging." The actress Grace Valentine poolside in Long Island circa 1920. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Hialeah: 1939

Hialeah: 1939

February 1939. "Horse races, Hialeah Park, Miami." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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