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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Bread, Brooms & Beyond: 1942

Bread, Brooms & Beyond: 1942

August 1942. Washington, D.C. "Grocery store at 1426 11th Street N.W., across the street from Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

An Impressive Specimen: 1942

An Impressive Specimen: 1942

August 1942. Washington, D.C. "Housewife bargaining in the store owned by Mr. J. Benjamin." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sunshine & Shadow: 1916

Sunshine & Shadow: 1916

June 5, 1916. New York. "Miss Mackay's pageant Children of Sunshine and Shadow (with the hoop symbolizing 'Play') as presented at Washington Irving High School." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Queen of Soul: 1942-2018

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Queen of Soul: 1942-2018

        Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home in Detroit. She was 76.

"Aretha Franklin, Jazz & Blues portfolio, 1968." Dye transfer print by Lee Friedlander. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. View full size.

Good Humor Boys: 1941

Good Humor Boys: 1941

March 1941. "The Good Humor man comes to trailer camp on Saturday afternoon. These children are sons of torpedo plant workers in Alexandria, Virginia." Medium format negative by Martha McMillan Roberts. View full size.

 

Apache Beer: 1940

Apache Beer: 1940

May 1940. "Store in copper mining center of Bisbee, Arizona." The Miners Meat Market in the Holz Building on Naco Road. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Snappy Lunch: 1940

Snappy Lunch: 1940

June 1940. "Main street of Mogollon, New Mexico. Second largest gold section in the state." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Admin. View full size.

 

Death Won Here: 1940

Death Won Here: 1940

July 1940. "Marker of accident on the highway in Bernalillo County, New Mexico." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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