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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 TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

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.

 

Central High Shell: 1927

Central High Shell: 1927

Washington, D.C. Central High shell crew on the Potomac at the Key Bridge in 1927. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Picnic: 1940

Picnic: 1940

August 1940 near Bardstown, Kentucky. "Parishioners peeling potatoes for a benefit picnic supper on the grounds of St. Thomas Church." View full size. 35mm negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Fully Leveraged: 1940

Fully Leveraged: 1940

September 1940. "Mountaineer trying to change tire with a fence post as a jack. Up south fork of the Kentucky River, Breathitt County." 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Water Boys: 1926

Water Boys: 1926

"Lincoln Memorial. July 16, 1926." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Arlington: 1924

Arlington: 1924

May 30, 1924. "Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 
 
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