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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Jack Barrett: 1910

Jack Barrett: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Jack Barrett, Barnum's. 28 inches tall." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.

 

Tractor Pull: 1942

Tractor Pull: 1942

October 1942. Kansas City, Kansas. "B-25 bomber plane at North American Aviation being hauled along an outdoor assembly line." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

Night Riders: 1908

Night Riders: 1908

Feb. 27, 1908. "A scrimmage." Polo team at Durland's Riding Academy in New York. View full size. 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Filling Station: 1924

Filling Station: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Havoline Oil Company." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Tune In Tomorrow: 1925

Tune In Tomorrow: 1925

Philadelphia, 1925. Stamping loudspeaker bells at the Atwater Kent radio factory. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

The Enormous Radio Factory: 1925

The Enormous Radio Factory: 1925

The Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia circa 1925. 8x10 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Dinosaur: 1924

Dinosaur: 1924

September 25, 1924. "Professor Charles Gilmore of the Smithsonian Institution with dinosaur Diplodocus." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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