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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 • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Mona Cornelia: 1896

Mona Cornelia: 1896

New York, 1896. Cornelia Montgomery in a studio portrait by Gertrude Käsebier (1852-1934). 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Nick Grillo: 1942

Nick Grillo: 1942

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. "As a boy in Italy, Nick Grillo dreamed of America and its opportunity. He saved enough money for boat passage to this country. Today, after 22 years, he is one of the world's outstanding floriculturists, developer of the famous Thornless Rose, an age-old dream of his craft." Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Fenno Jacobs. View full size.

 

Aeronautic Girls: 1929

Aeronautic Girls: 1929

September 9, 1929. "Girls of Aeronautic Division, Department of Commerce." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Jack Smith: 1924

Jack Smith: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Jack Smith, Eastern High, 1924." View full size. Nat'l Photo.

 

Pratt Wig-Wag: 1917

Pratt Wig-Wag: 1917

August 1917. "Wig-Wag, Pratt Institute." View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

L'Ecole Culinaire: 1917

L'Ecole Culinaire: 1917

New York, August 9, 1917. "Teaching Army cooks, Pratt Institute." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Leatherheads: 1923

Leatherheads: 1923

Washington, D.C. November 3, 1923. High school football: "Eastern v. Central." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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