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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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The Loaves of Summer: 1923

The Loaves of Summer: 1923

Summer 1923. Vicinity of Washington, D.C. "Boys carrying loaves of bread from wagons near beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Secondino Libro: 1911

Secondino Libro: 1911

September 1911. Lawrence, Massachusetts. "Group of workers. The small boy in the middle is Secondino Libro, 34 Walnut Street. Apparently 10 or 11. Works in No. 4 Spinning room." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Bottoms Up: 1923

Bottoms Up: 1923

October 2, 1923. Another shot of those Danish athletes at the Pension Building in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

The Thorndyke Boy: 1923

The Thorndyke Boy: 1923

1923. Washington, D.C. "F. Thorndyke." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Neck and Neck: 1926

Neck and Neck: 1926

1926. Washington, D.C. Photographing the photographing of giraffes at the National Zoo. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 

Girl Shooters: 1922

Girl Shooters: 1922

November 10, 1922. "Girls' rifle team." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

On the Road: 1939

On the Road: 1939

February 1939. Calipatria, Imperial Valley. Car on siding across tracks from pea packing plant. Twenty-five year old itinerant, originally from Oregon. "On the road eight years, all over the country, every state in the union, back and forth, pick up a job here and there, traveling all the time." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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