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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 • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Florida: 1957

Florida: 1957

"Cypress Gardens, Fla. Visited April 5, 1957." From a new set of found 35mm Kodachromes. This one probably purchased in the gift shop. View full size.

 

Krazy Kat Klub: 1921

Krazy Kat Klub: 1921

Washington. D.C. One of six National Photo glass negatives from 1921 labeled "Krazy Kat," showing a group of college-age kids painting and smoking in the yard of what seems to be a club or restaurant. Which has a treehouse. View full size.

 

Glen Echo Girls: 1924

Glen Echo Girls: 1924

1924. Montgomery County, Maryland. More fun at the Elks outing at Glen Echo Park. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Flowerhead: 1952

Flowerhead: 1952

Another 35mm slide from the Kodachrome Family circa 1952. View full size.

Out and About: 1921

Out and About: 1921

Washington, D.C, 1921. "Kids in Park." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

Joy Ride: 1924

Joy Ride: 1924

1924. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Elks Outing, Glen Echo." View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

Coaster Dips: 1928

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Coaster Dips: 1928

1928. Roller coaster at the Glen Echo amusement park in Montgomery County, Maryland. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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