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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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The Honeymooners: 1955

The Honeymooners: 1955

April 1955. "Art Carney, Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, and Joyce Randolph performing skit on television sound stage for The Honeymooners." Color transparency from unpublished photos by Arthur Rothstein and Douglas Jones for the Look magazine assignment "Gleason's Pal Carney." View full size.

 

Cozy Depot: 1943

Cozy Depot: 1943

January 1943. "Freight train operations on the Chicago & North Western Railroad between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. At the end of the trip, conductor John Wolfsmith [last seen here] waits at the little railroad station for a suburban train to take him back home to Chicago. A welder who works at the rip tracks is trying to thaw out his frozen air hose." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Red, White and Turquoise

Red, White and Turquoise

October 1957. "Taillight of 1958 Chevrolet." One of the lower-end Chevys, which had duplex taillights, as opposed to the triple-light tail-plus-backup arrangement on the deluxe models. Photo by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine assignment "GM's 50 Years of Men, Money and Motors." View full size.

 

Clean, Well-Lighted: 1953

Clean, Well-Lighted: 1953

April 24, 1953. "Goucher College, Towson, Maryland. Library interior. Moore & Hutchins, client." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Port Huron: 1900

Port Huron: 1900

Port Huron, Michigan, circa 1900. "General view east from Post Office." The signs are everywhere in this bird's eye view of the business district. View full size.

 

Rock and Roll: 1905

Rock and Roll: 1905

Florida circa 1905. "Palm Beach Hotel." Offering various modes of transport, including chairs that rock and ones that roll. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

A Little Philately: 1920

A Little Philately: 1920

Nov. 30, 1920. Washington, D.C. "Charles M. Schwab, of the Kalorama Apartments, probably has the largest collection of stamps in the East. This is a pile of approximately two million." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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