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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Tin Can Tourists: 1921

Tin Can Tourists: 1921

"Tin can tourists. 1921 or 1922." Car camping and watermelon in or around Washington, D.C. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Georgetown: 1920

Georgetown: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Foley group, Georgetown." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. I just know there's someone out there who can tell us more about Foley and his group. Right?

 

13th Street: 1925

13th Street: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "1008-1010-1012 13th Street." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Old Money: 1915

Old Money: 1915

Washington circa 1915. "Miss Louise Lester, in charge of mutilation of old money at Treasury Dept." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Chicks Ahoy: 1927

Chicks Ahoy: 1927

March 23, 1927. Washington, D.C. "Sally Phillips, Fanny Dial, Frances Gore, Georgiana Joyes." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Glad Tidings: 1920

Glad Tidings: 1920

"Gospel Mission, Georgetown Sunday school group, circa 1920." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Eighty Million: 1914

Eighty Million: 1914

Washington, D.C., 1914. "Treasury Department Office of U.S. Treasurer. Reserve vault cash room packages seen in picture contain over 80 million dollars." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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