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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Mustang in Flight: 1942

Mustang in Flight: 1942

P-51 "Mustang" fighter in flight near the Inglewood, California, plant of North American Aviation. October 1942. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer.

 

Angel of History: 1943

Angel of History: 1943

B-24 bomber assembly hall, location unspecified. April 1943. View full size.

 

Fulton Fish Market: 1954

Fulton Fish Market: 1954

Still life with ice and shrimp: The Fulton Fish Market in 1954. View full size. Photograph by Walter Albertin of the New York World Telegram.

 

Tuskegee Airmen: 1945

Tuskegee Airmen: 1945

332nd Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. March 1945. Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn. View full size. Photograph by Toni Frissell.

 

High Desert: 1943

High Desert: 1943

Sagebrush and mountains in northern New Mexico, 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier.

 

Evelyn: 1916

Evelyn: 1916

Evelyn Casey, 129 Gaynore Street. Age fourteen years, six months - Irish. Went to work on 14th birthday cleaning harnesses in Borden Mills. Left because of no work and expects to learn weaving in Flint mill with a girl friend. Location: Fall River, Massachusetts. June 17, 1916. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 

Works All Day: 1911

Works All Day: 1911

"The girl works all day in a cannery." Location unspecified but possibly Mississippi. 1911. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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