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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Eight Feet Up: 1924

Eight Feet Up: 1924

Washington, D.C. May 31, 1924. "High school track." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Road Locomotive: 1920

Road Locomotive: 1920

The actress Grace Valentine circa 1920 in an expensive looking Packard roadster. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Betty Crockers: 1935

Betty Crockers: 1935

Bethesda, Maryland. "Cooking class, Chevy Chase High School, 1935." 5x7 safety negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Merrily, Merrily: 1925

Merrily, Merrily: 1925

March 25, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Central High School rowing class." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Grace Valentine: 1920

Grace Valentine: 1920

The film and stage actress Grace Valentine circa 1920 at the wheel of an enormous roadster. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Italian Festa: 1908

Italian Festa: 1908

New York, May 16, 1908. "Italian festa. Mott Street decorated for religious feast." View full size. At left is a section of street seen in this post a few days ago. Google Street View. To the left of the white horse, 166 Mott (Buffa & Cianciosi) is now Ken Mable Inc. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Team Spirit: 1925

Team Spirit: 1925

Washington, D.C. "Central Stadium, 1925." Natty attire as far as the eye can see. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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