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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Springtime in Chicago: 1941

Springtime in Chicago: 1941

April 1941. Street scene in the Black Belt, South Side Chicago. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Fast Food: 1938

Fast Food: 1938

September 1938. "Making a purchase at traveling grocery store. Forrest City, Arkansas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

South by Southwest: 1943

South by Southwest: 1943

March 1943. Melrose, New Mexico. Chicago to California trip. "Santa Fe R.R. train." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Tete-a-Tete: 1922

Tete-a-Tete: 1922

"Fifty-fifty - something better than rolling Easter eggs." Sharing a drink at the White House Easter-egg roll in 1922. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Easter Parade: 1925

Easter Parade: 1925

Washington, D.C. "Easter Sunday, 1925." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Low Roller: 1921

Low Roller: 1921

1921. Easter egg roller at the White House. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Bunny Boy: 1923

Bunny Boy: 1923

April 2, 1923. Washington, D.C. A happy Easter egg roller at the White House. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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