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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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Catch of the Day: 1908

Catch of the Day: 1908

June 11, 1908. "A day's catch at Big Lagoon." View full size. U.S. Copyright Ofc.

 

The Underground: 1915

The Underground: 1915

"Safety sign in coal mine" circa 1915. View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Charles and Anne: 1929

Charles and Anne: 1929

September 18, 1929. "Lindbergh & wife." Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, four months after they married. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Ketchin-Up-Boy: 1908

Ketchin-Up-Boy: 1908

October 1908. Fairmont, W.Va. Monongah Glass Co. Jo Before, a glassworks boy going home, 5 p.m. He says he is 12 years old, and has been at it one year. Is a "ketchin-up-boy" for 70 cents a day; says glass business is all right. Asked if he was going to be a glassblower when he grows up, he said, "Sure!" Goes to school; asked if he had to, he answered "Don't unless I want to"; asked why he went then, said, "Want to learns something." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Everybody Go to the Ball Game: 1923

Everybody Go to the Ball Game: 1923

May 2, 1923. "Denby and Boys Club." Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby, who had a role in the Teapot Dome scandal. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

On the Town: 1943

On the Town: 1943

1943. Sailors at the natural history museum in Washington, D.C. View full size. Medium-format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information.

 

Brain Test: 1925

Brain Test: 1925

August 17, 1925. "Students of George Washington University in brain test." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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