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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.

 
 
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Orphan Excursion: 1923

Orphan Excursion: 1923

Washington, August 1923. "Star orphan excursion." View full size. 4x5 glass negative from the National Photo Company Collection.

 

Furnished Rooms: 1937

Furnished Rooms: 1937

April 1937. "Rooming house in slum district, Washington, D.C." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Margaret Zolnay: 1923

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Margaret Zolnay: 1923

October 12, 1923. "Miss Margaret Zolnay." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Miss Anita Phipps: 1923

Miss Anita Phipps: 1923

November 24, 1923. Miss Anita Phipps, director of women's relations for the War Department. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Two Forks: 1939

Two Forks: 1939

October 1939. "Hay forks. Northern Oregon farm. Morrow County, Oregon." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA.

 

The Simple Life: 1939

The Simple Life: 1939

October 1939. "Another corner of Soper kitchen. Willow Creek area, Malheur County, Oregon." View full size. Nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

 

You Go First: 1941

You Go First: 1941

1941. "Completed sanitary privy in Minnesota being inspected by farmer and engineer of Farm Security Administration." View full size. Medium format safety negative by Shipman for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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