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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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In the Shop: 1926

In the Shop: 1926

"Semmes Motor Co. garage, Washington." The LOC says 1916 or 1917 but the nearest car has a 1926 license plate. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Interurban: 1921

Interurban: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Trolley line on Connecticut Avenue north from Grant Road." 1921 or 1922. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Pie on Demand: 1920

Pie on Demand: 1920

"Ford Motor Co., Holmes trucks." The Holmes Modern Bakery pie delivery fleet circa 1920 in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

IM Me: 1924

IM Me: 1924

"Howard M. Gore. February 26, 1924." Mr. G, secretary of agriculture in the Coolidge administration, was later governor of West Virginia. And evidently kind of a geek. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Lust Girl: 1919

Lust Girl: 1919

"Sidney Lust girl, 1919 or 1920." Our survey of the Washington, D.C., theatrical scene continues with another of cinema owner Sidney Lust's chorus girls. National Photo Company Collection glass negative stereograph. View full size.

 

Prince Albert in a Can

Prince Albert in a Can

No need to call, here you can plainly see that my father has Prince Albert in a can at his store, the De Luxe Groceteria in San Francisco. This is 1934, shortly after he opened for business. View full size.

Tarzan, Reel 2

Tarzan, Reel 2

January 1921. Our second look at the Criterion Theater in Washington. Now playing: "The Revenge of Tarzan." View full size. National Photo Company.

 
 
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