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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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Who Wants Serum?

Who Wants Serum?

July 8, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Miss Hattie E. Alexander & Mrs. S.A. Carlin testing serum." View full size. National Photo Company Collection. [Update: A few years after this photo was taken, Hattie (on the left) would become Dr. Alexander. As president of the American Pediatric Society in the 1960s, she was among the first women to head a major medical association.]

 

Pterodactyl: 1922

Pterodactyl: 1922

January 18, 1922. More of the "Naval Curtiss bombing plane" at Fort McNair. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Tom Hook: 1924

Tom Hook: 1924

Washington, D.C. "Tom Hook, Eastern High, 1924." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Naval Bombing Plane: 1922

Naval Bombing Plane: 1922

January 18, 1922. Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. "Naval Curtiss bombing plane at War College." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Tax Man: 1929

Tax Man: 1929

May 20, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Secretary Mellon laying cornerstone of Internal Revenue building." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

D.C. Dog Catcher: 1924

D.C. Dog Catcher: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "Dog catchers." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Four Pots a Day: 1913

Four Pots a Day: 1913

February 1913. Bluffton, S.C. Oyster shuckers at Lowden Canning. "Ten-year old Frank. Shucks four pots a day." View full size. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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