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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 • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Vacancy

Vacancy

The same view from 1960 as below, but at night. Pretty, isn't it? View full size.

 

No Vacancy

No Vacancy

Another Kodachrome slide from the Shorpy shoebox, labeled "Florida 1960." View full size. Could there be a postcard on eBay showing the same motel?

 

Dirigible of Baron deMarcay

Dirigible of Baron deMarcay

"Dirigible Balloon of Baron deMarcay," circa 1908. View full size. G.G. Bain.

 

Flint Mill: 1912

Flint Mill: 1912

January 1912. "The Flint Cotton Mill spinning room. Small girls are employed here but not in evidence this noon. Fall River, Massachusetts." View full size.

 

New York to Paris: 1908

New York to Paris: 1908

February 1908. "Lelouvier and driver in Werner car, at start of New York to Paris automobile race." The course was from Times Square to the Eiffel Tower via Alaska and Siberia. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Syracuse Varsity: 1908

Syracuse Varsity: 1908

Syracuse varsity crew team at the boathouse with coach Ten Eyck circa 1908. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

Citizens Glass: 1908

Citizens Glass: 1908

October 1908. "Citizens Glass Co., Evansville, Indiana. Over ten small boys on day shift in one department." View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

 
 
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