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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 • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Wrong Turn: 1921

Wrong Turn: 1921

1921. "Auto wreck." Vehicular mishap on a wintry day on the streets (and sidewalks) of Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Burger and Gude: 1920

Burger and Gude: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Tech basket-ball. Burger and Gude." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Speed Racer: 1920

Speed Racer: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Donnie Moore in Duesenberg." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

10,000 Bottles of Whistle

10,000 Bottles of Whistle

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Whistle car." A truck filled with Whistle, the "beverage wrapped in bottles." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Parker, Bridget: 1921

Parker, Bridget: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Parker, Bridget & Co., Ninth Street and Market Space N.W. 1921 or 1922." View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Reliable Shoe House: 1920

Reliable Shoe House: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. Hahn's shoe store at Seventh and K streets N.W. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

People's Drug No. 4: 1920

People's Drug No. 4: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920 or 1921. "People's Drug Store, 1150 Seventh Street N.W." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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