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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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Casa Morini: 1912

Casa Morini: 1912

November 1912. South Framingham, Massachusetts. "Home of Rufine Morini, 6 Coburn Street. Two mothers, three children 10, 8 and 6 years old, working on tags for Dennison. Children anaemic. Make $10 (more or less) a month. Witness, F.A. Smith." View full size. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Delta County: 1940

Delta County: 1940

1940. Delta County, Colorado. "Hay stack and automobiles of peach pickers." View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Happy Days: 1902

Happy Days: 1902

"Happy Days." Gertrude Kasebier's grandson Charles O'Malley in 1902. 8x10 dry-plate glass negative. View full size. You can't get much cuter than this.

 

Sampson, Chico and Slew: 1944

Sampson, Chico and Slew: 1944

March 1944. Washington labor canteen. Band for a St. Patrick's Day dance sponsored by the United Federal Workers of America, Congress of Industrial Organizations. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Joseph Horne.

 

Green for a Night: 1944

Green for a Night: 1944

March 1944. St. Patrick's Day dancers at the Washington labor canteen party sponsored by the United Federal Workers of America. View full size. Medium format safety negative by Joseph A. Horne for the Office of War Information.

 

Cutting a Rug: 1944

Cutting a Rug: 1944

March 1944. Washington labor canteen St Patrick's Day dance. View full size. Medium format negative by Joseph A. Horne for the Office of War Information.

 

Chinese-Irish Checkers: 1944

Chinese-Irish Checkers: 1944

March 1944, Washington labor canteen. Socializing with a hostess at the St. Patrick's dance. View full size. Medium format negative by Joseph Horne.

 
 
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