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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Aldridge Plantation: 1937

Aldridge Plantation: 1937

June 1937. "Old Negro. He hoes, picks cotton and is full of good humor. Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi." View full size. Photo and caption by Dorothea Lange.

 

Coleman Grocery: 1937

Coleman Grocery: 1937

"Old Store." April 13, 1937. A.J. Coleman Grocery at State Highways 14 and 86 in Pickensville, Alabama. South elevation showing door. View full size. Photograph by Alex Bush for the Historic American Buildings Survey.

 

Black and White: 1939

Black and White: 1939

July 1939. "Negro drinking at 'colored' water cooler in Oklahoma City streetcar terminal." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

OK City: 1939

OK City: 1939

July 1939. Woman with children at streetcar terminal in Oklahoma City. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Okie Near Muskogee: 1939

Okie Near Muskogee: 1939

July 1939. "Elmer Thomas, migrant to California, tying sack of laundry onto front lamp bracket near Muskogee, Oklahoma." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Smart's Bog: 1911

Smart's Bog: 1911

September 1911. Cranberry pickers at Smart's Bog near South Carver, Mass. "Annette Roy, the youngest worker. Said 7 years old. Picked last year. Lives at 171 Orange Street, Fall River. Also Napoleon Ruel, 53 Hopkins Street. Said 9 years old." View full size. Photo and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

The Top of Liberty

The Top of Liberty

Statue of Liberty circa 1908. Top of the head as seen from the torch. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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