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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Eastern v. Central: 1923

Eastern v. Central: 1923

November 3, 1923. High school football in Washington, D.C.: Eastern vs. Central. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Fais Do-Dudes: 1938

Fais Do-Dudes: 1938

October 1938. "Men's section at fais-do-do near Crowley, Louisiana. Note ticket taker." View full size. Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Rose O'Neill: 1907

Rose O'Neill: 1907

New York, 1907. Studio portrait of illustrator Rose O'Neill, originator of the Kewpie doll. View full size. Dry plate glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier.

 

Gob Is My Co-Pilot: 1923

Gob Is My Co-Pilot: 1923

July 27, 1923. "Naval submarine plane." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

And Their Little Dog, Too: 1936

And Their Little Dog, Too: 1936

December 1936. "Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Miller and dog. Spencer, Iowa." 35mm negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Drink Joe's Egg Cream: 1936

Drink Joe's Egg Cream: 1936

New York, November 1936. "Hair tonic salesman advertising his wares, Seventh Avenue at 38th Street." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Seventh Avenue: 1936

Seventh Avenue: 1936

New York, November 1936. "Street scene at 38th Street and Seventh Avenue." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee -- Resettlement Administration.

 
 
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