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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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Price, Birch & Co.: Interior

Price, Birch & Co.: Interior

Interior view showing cells of Price, Birch & Co. slave pen at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Wet collodion, half of glass plate stereograph pair. View full size.

 

Slave Pen Cells: 1865

Slave Pen Cells: 1865

Price, Birch slave pen cells at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Wet collodion, half of glass plate stereograph pair. View full size.

 

Slave Pen: Interior

Slave Pen: Interior

Price, Birch slave pen at Alexandria c. 1865. Half of stereo pair. View full size.

 

Wall Street: 1911

Wall Street: 1911

Wall Street east from Nassau Street, 1911. View full size. Irving Underhill.

 

Immobile Home: 1936

Immobile Home: 1936

March 1936. "One-room hut housing a family of nine built on the chassis of an abandoned Ford in a field between Camden and Bruceton, Tennessee, near the river." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans. View full size.

 

Hobo Jungle: 1936

Hobo Jungle: 1936

A hobo jungle along the riverfront in St. Louis, Missouri. March 1936. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Wheel of Fire: 1943

Wheel of Fire: 1943

Re-tiring a locomotive driver wheel in the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe railway shops at Shopton, near Fort Madison, Iowa. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 
 
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