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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Tremont Street, 3:15 p.m.

Tremont Street, 3:15 p.m.

January 23, 1917. Boston, Massachusetts. "G. Leahy, 1249 Cambridge Street. Messenger for Metropolitan Messenger and Mailing Co., 67 Bromfield Street. Said 14 years old. Gets $5 a week wages, and makes $2.50 a week in tips. Taken at 3:15 p.m. on Tremont Street." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Lancaster Mills: 1908

Lancaster Mills: 1908

December 1908. Lancaster, South Carolina. "One of the youngsters working in Lancaster Cotton Mills." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

To Florida: 1908

To Florida: 1908

February 28, 1908. "Motorists starting to Florida." Automobilists heading to Race Week at Ormond Beach from New York. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Illuminations: 1913

Illuminations: 1913

Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913. "Illuminations on Pennsylvania Avenue for Wilson inauguration." View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Chi-Town Urchin: 1941

Chi-Town Urchin: 1941

April 1941. "Street urchin, Black Belt, Chicago." Also seen here. 35mm negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Springtime in Chicago: 1941

Springtime in Chicago: 1941

April 1941. Street scene in the Black Belt, South Side Chicago. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Fast Food: 1938

Fast Food: 1938

September 1938. "Making a purchase at traveling grocery store. Forrest City, Arkansas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 
 
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