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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 • PAN AMERICAN TO GUATEMALA, 1938

Some Assembly Required: 1942

Some Assembly Required: 1942

Mating operation on a C-87 transport plane just before it comes to the pre- assembly line at the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation plant, Fort Worth, Texas. October 1942. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

 

Fuselage Mating Fixture: 1942

Fuselage Mating Fixture: 1942

Fitting the tail of a C-87 transport plane to the wing center section in the fuselage mating fixture at the Consolidated Aircraft plant, Fort Worth, Texas. October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

 

Liberator: 1942

Liberator: 1942

Wing center section of a Liberator bomber at the Consolidated Aircraft plant. October 1942. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by Howard Hollem.

 

No Peeking

No Peeking

Medical classroom, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Circa 1930s. View full size. (Warning - Not for the squeamish: See what's inside.)

 

Anatomy Class: 1905

Anatomy Class: 1905

Anatomy Class circa 1905. Location unknown. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Follies Cooking: 1924

Follies Cooking: 1924

New York, December 1924. "Greenwich Village Follies Cooking Class." George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Cooking for Boys

Cooking for Boys

Cooking Class for Men at the Pratt Institute with Miss Hanks and Miss Kierstead, circa 1917. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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