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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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Bee Movie: 1939

Bee Movie: 1939

July 1939. "The main street, Chatham Avenue, of Siler City, North Carolina." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Produce Exchange: 1904

Produce Exchange: 1904

1904. "Produce Exchange, New York, N.Y." George Post's commodity exchange on Broadway, completed in 1884 and the subject of an article in yesterday's New York Times. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Five & Dime: 1939

Five & Dime: 1939

July 1939. "Appliqued embroideries for sale on street in front of ten cent store. Saturday afternoon. Siler City, North Carolina." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Two Birds: 1920s

Two Birds: 1920s

Washington, D.C., 1920s. "Gaynor, John F., Mrs." Who looks like someone you would want to have at your party. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Local Color: 1939

Local Color: 1939

Colorized version of the Currin Grocery in Granville County, North Carolina, photographed by Dorothea Lange in July 1939. View full size.

Ma & Paw: 1951

Ma & Paw: 1951

"Grace & Sally -- 18 Sept 1951." Minnesota Kodachromes at home in Blue Earth. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Birdhouse Boys: 1921

Birdhouse Boys: 1921

January 20, 1921. Washington, D.C. "American Forestry Association bird house contest." Back when ornithology was something a boy picked up on the streets. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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