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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Boone County: 1935

Boone County: 1935

October 1935. "Boone County, Arkansas. The family of a Resettlement Administration client in the doorway of their home." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration.

 

8205: 1938

8205: 1938

Summer 1938. "On Route 40 in central Ohio, moving combine and tractor." 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Hard Times: 1935

Hard Times: 1935

October 1935. "Destitute Ozark resident, Arkansas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Resettlement Administration.

 

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

Zinc, Ark.: 1935

October 1935. "Among the few remaining inhabitants of Zinc, Arkansas, deserted mining town." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn.

 

Ray Schalk: 1914

Ray Schalk: 1914

White Sox catcher Ray Schalk circa 1914. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Bambino: 1919

Bambino: 1919

Babe Ruth in 1919. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Edge: 1915

Edge: 1915

Washington, D.C. (vicinity) circa 1915. "Along the C&O Canal." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Last one in's a rotten egg.

 
 
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