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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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Playboy Pop Stand: 1937

Playboy Pop Stand: 1937

January 1937. "Unmarried man who works in the packinghouse at Deerfield, Fla." Photo by Arthur Rothstein, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Seven Loaves: 1939

Seven Loaves: 1939

August 1939. "A corner of the T.P. Schrock kitchen in their new home. Yakima Valley, Wash." Putting the yeast in yesterday, which would be only "erdy" without it. Photo by Dorothea Lange, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Trunk Show: 1936

Trunk Show: 1936

Feb. 1936. "Drought refugees in California." Dust Bowl migrants photographed by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Street Pusher: 1943

Street Pusher: 1943

January 1943. "New York. Ice man on Mulberry Street." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Always Be Careful: 1942

Always Be Careful: 1942

November 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. Giant diesel-electric locomotive at Illinois Central rail yard." The safety message comes to us courtesy of Engine 9205A. Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Wabbit Season: 1910

Wabbit Season: 1910

Circa 1910. "Rabbit-hunting party of six men, with bicycles, guns and dogs, including rabbits strung between two tents. Possibly Christchurch district." Now where'd we put that cookbook? Glass negative by Adam Maclay. View full size.

 

Major Bellows: 1920

Major Bellows: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Standard Engraving Co. big camera." Specifically, The Levy Process Camera. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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