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About the Photos

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 • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

The Girls of Summer: 1922

The Girls of Summer: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Potomac bathing beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Naval Training: 1913

Naval Training: 1913

1913. "Naval Training Station at Newport, Rhode Island." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Texaco: 1925

Texaco: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Texas Company station, Rhode Island and New Jersey avenues." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Radio Days: 1928

Radio Days: 1928

1928. Speaker grille assembly at the Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

A Real Life Saver: 1913

A Real Life Saver: 1913

May 24, 1913. Joseph N. Callahan modeling "Coxey's Life Saver and Water Wings." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Atwater Kent: 1925

Atwater Kent: 1925

Philadelphia, 1925. Frank Aiken and Atwater Kent at the new Atwater Kent radio factory. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Flyboy: 1924

Flyboy: 1924

Another shot from that 1924 grade-school track meet in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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