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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

Snapped: 1938

Snapped: 1938

May 1938. "Wrestling match sponsored by American Legion. Sikeston, Missouri." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Hot and Cold: 1936

Hot and Cold: 1936

December 1936. "Washroom of Rustan brothers' farmhouse near Dickens, Iowa." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative: Russell Lee, Resettlement Administration

 

Overton, Nebraska: 1904

Overton, Nebraska: 1904

1904. "Grocery store in Overton, Nebraska." View full size. Glass plate negative by Solomon D. Butcher. Nebraska State Historical Society collection.

Tahlequah Revival: 1939

Tahlequah Revival: 1939

July 1939. "Group of people assembled under tree to listen to revival rally on Saturday afternoon. Tahlequah, Oklahoma." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Innerwing Inspectors: 1942

Innerwing Inspectors: 1942

October 1942. Douglas Aircraft Co. at Long Beach, California. "Carefully trained women inspectors check cargo transport innerwings before they are assembled on the fuselage." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Princeton Hockey: 1910

Princeton Hockey: 1910

The Princeton hockey team circa 1910. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Sikorsky Christening: 1925

Sikorsky Christening: 1925

May 8, 1925. Washington, D.C. " 'Yorktown.' Christening of Sikorsky plane." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 
 
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