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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Army Balloon: 1918

Army Balloon: 1918

Vicinity of Washington, D.C. Army balloon circa 1918-1921. View full size. Glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

Stuck Truck: 1921

Stuck Truck: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Ingley, Yankees: 1921

Ingley, Yankees: 1921

Washington, D.C. "Ingley, Yankees, 1921." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Ready for Takeoff: 1921

Ready for Takeoff: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. From the "Babies" file. View full size. National Photo.

 

The Boys: 1952

The Boys: 1952

Possibly Indianapolis, circa 1952. Set 2 of found 35mm Kodachromes. At right is the boy from Dancing Queen. At left: Technicolor cuffs. View full size.

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

Bathgate Avenue: 1936

December 1936. "Scene along Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx, a section from which many of the New Jersey homesteaders have come." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Tree 1, Car 0

Tree 1, Car 0

Washington, D.C. "Auto Wreck, 1925." View full size. National Photo Company.

 
 
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