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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Silver City Buick: 1940

Silver City Buick: 1940

May or June 1940. "Insignias on tourist's car seen in Silver City, New Mexico." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Hanging Out: 1939

Hanging Out: 1939

September 1939. "Mrs. Soper, FSA client, tells how it was when the family first came." Willow Creek area, Malheur County, Oregon. Medium-format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Birds of a Feather: 1939

Birds of a Feather: 1939

May 1939. "Farm woman. Vendor of chickens at farmers' market in Weatherford, Texas." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

Texas 1939

Texas 1939

May 1939. "Seeds for sale on luggage carrier of automobile, farmers' market, Weatherford, Texas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Midnight Moxie: 1913

Midnight Moxie: 1913

October 6, 1913. "Fans at Midnight." The crowd at a Moxie stand outside New York's Polo Grounds before the first game of the 1913 World Series between the Giants and Philadelphia Athletics the following afternoon. View full size.

 

Trampas: 1943

Trampas: 1943

January 1943. Store and plaza in the village of Trampas, Taos County, New Mexico. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier.

 

Men of Steel: 1938

Men of Steel: 1938

July 1938. Veteran steelworkers in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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