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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 • THE NAVY NEEDS YOU IN THE WAVES

In the Navy: 1913

In the Navy: 1913

1913. More sailors-in-the-making at the Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Fill Er Up: 1920

Fill Er Up: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Penn Oil Company, Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

John McCain: 1973

John McCain: 1973

April 24, 1973. "Interview with Lt. Commander John S. McCain, Vietnam prisoner of war." Medium format negative by Thomas J. O'Halloran. View full size.

Woodbury Bottle Works: 1909

Woodbury Bottle Works: 1909

November 1909. "Woodbury Bottle Works. Woodbury, New Jersey. Noon hour. All are workers." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Girls of Summer: 1922

The Girls of Summer: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Potomac bathing beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Naval Training: 1913

Naval Training: 1913

1913. "Naval Training Station at Newport, Rhode Island." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Texaco: 1925

Texaco: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Texas Company station, Rhode Island and New Jersey avenues." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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