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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Brakeman Capsey: 1943

Brakeman Capsey: 1943

March 1943. "Acomita, New Mexico. Brakeman R.E. Capsey repacking a journal box of a special car as the train on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Belen and Gallup, New Mexico, waits on a siding." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Shirley Temple: 1928-2014

Shirley Temple: 1928-2014

Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Is Dead at 85

June 24, 1938. "Shirley sees her old friend the president. Shirley Temple leaving the White House today after a very important conference with the President. Shirley told Mr. Roosevelt about losing a tooth last night, and he told her about Sistie and Buzzie losing their teeth. Shirley expects to be in Washington a week checking on the affairs of state with different government officials." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Meet the Beetles: 1920

Meet the Beetles: 1920

July 1920. Washington, D.C. "Dr. H.B. Bradford." Professor Harry Bradford, "naturalist and animal artist," according to the Washington Post, was also, in 1910, "president of the Antivaccination Society of the District of Columbia." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Louisiana Noir: 1932

Louisiana Noir: 1932

September 1932. "Louisiana State Capitol at Baton Rouge. Tower lights at night. Gov. O.K. Allen. Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth, client." Where Huey Long was assassinated. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Experimental Exit: 1936

Experimental Exit: 1936

July 1936. "Gas station road sign near Perry, Georgia." Photo by Dorothea Lange, connoisseur of the silly sign and benighted billboard. View full size.

 

Dentists of Dayton: 1904

Dentists of Dayton: 1904

1904. "Main Street -- Dayton, Ohio." Home of the Tooth Tower. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Life Lessons: 1951

Life Lessons: 1951

Jan. 19, 1951. "Common accidents in the home." A sentiment open to a number of interpretations. Wellington, New Zealand, Evening Post photo. View full size.

 
 
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