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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

Votes for Women: 1913

Votes for Women: 1913

Elizabeth Freeman, dressed as a gypsy, during a February, 1913, suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. Photo from the Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Help Is On the Way: 1915

Help Is On the Way: 1915

"Mine Rescuer" circa 1915. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Child of the Depression: 1935

Child of the Depression: 1935

A farm child whose family resettled on the Bosque Farms project in New Mexico. Photograph by Dorothea Lange, 1935. View full size.

 

Zuni Girl: c. 1903

Zuni Girl: c. 1903

A Zuni Native-American girl with a pottery jar. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, c. 1903. View full size.

 

America Calls For More: 1942

America Calls For More: 1942

Julien Case in the county agent's office in Florence, Alabama. Photographed by Arthur Rothstein in 1942 while documenting Tennessee Valley Authority work. View full size.

 

A Dam Welder: 1942

A Dam Welder: 1942

A welder working on the Tennessee Valley Authority's Cherokee Dam in Tennessee. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, 1942. View full size.

 

Knock, Knock: 1922

Knock, Knock: 1922

August 28, 1922. A horse at the Animal Rescue League in Washington, D.C. 5x7 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 
 
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