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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Tea Party: 1914

The Tea Party: 1914

1914. "Kittens in costume at banquet table with tea service." Conclave of the Congressional Catnip Caucus. Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Mobile Lounge: 1963

Mobile Lounge: 1963

A more complete view of the "mobile lounge" whose gangway was seen here yesterday. "Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounges." Photo by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

La Dolce Vespa: 1955

La Dolce Vespa: 1955

July 1955. "Rome, Italy. Coverage focuses primarily on people, places and historical monuments." From photos by Phillip Harrington for the Look magazine article "Can Catholics Separate Church and State?" View full size.

 

Golden Falcon: 1963

Golden Falcon: 1963

"Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Va., 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounges." A sort of giant rolling jetway (mostly out of frame at left) that carried passengers at Dulles from terminal to plane. The stair truck supported the gangway. 120mm color transparency by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

First Aid: 1943

First Aid: 1943

June 1943. "Keysville, Virginia. Randolph Henry High School. First aid group in school dispensary." Does the post-secondary version of this course involve beer? Photo by Philip Bonn for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Social Media: 1943

Social Media: 1943

Spring 1943. "Keysville, Virginia. Randolph Henry High School. Social studies class. Students study in groups of six or eight, each group picking own subject." Photo by Philip Bonn for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Maverick Square: 1906

Maverick Square: 1906

Boston circa 1906. "Maverick Square and tunnel entrance." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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