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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.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Our Excellent Adventure: 1942

Our Excellent Adventure: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, West Virginia. Young men on train leaving for New York state, where they will help in the harvest of tomatoes, apples and other crops." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Tat Mom: 1939

Tat Mom: 1939

        For someone raising a family in a hovel made from tin signs in the city dump, this lady seems to be doing pretty well.

January 1939. "Mother of family on relief living in shanty at city dump. Herrin, Illinois." Seen earlier here. Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Coke House: 1939

Coke House: 1939

January 1939. "Herrin, Illinois. Family on relief living in shanty at city dump." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Sugar and Spice: 1943

Sugar and Spice: 1943

February 1943. "Moreno Valley, New Mexico. Mary Mutz making an apple pie on the Mutz ranch." John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Bricks & Mortars: 1906

Bricks & Mortars: 1906

New York circa 1906. "Seventy-First Regiment Armory, Park Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Navy Payday: 1905

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Navy Payday: 1905

1905. Annapolis, Maryland. "Payday at the U.S. Naval Academy." Note the gas­light fixture, and impressive array of ink stamps. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Bent Out of Shape: 1928

Bent Out of Shape: 1928

Wellington, New Zealand, circa 1928. "Car wreck after an accident." One dejected-looking Jewett. Wellington Evening Post glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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