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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

New Spring Ginghams: 1912

New Spring Ginghams: 1912

Detroit circa 1912. "Elliott, Taylor & Woolfenden, first floor." In Dry Goods: New Spring Ginghams and Fine Scotch Zephyrs, as well as a tempting array of Notions. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Through the Wringer: 1950

Through the Wringer: 1950

"Connor washing machine with motorized wringer." Circa 1950 photo by the Gordon Burt studio in Wellington, New Zealand. View full size.

Constitution Avenue: 1963

Constitution Avenue: 1963

Aug. 28, 1963 -- fifty years ago. "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Photo by Marion S. Trikosko for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 

Sky-Club: 1940ish

Sky-Club: 1940ish

An unidentified family just arriving at the airport on a Transcontinental & Western Airlines "Sky-Club" flight. From my collection of negatives. View full size.

Union Station: 1906

Union Station: 1906

Circa 1906. "Union Station, Indianapolis." If we step on it (but not in it) we just have time to make the 3:25 to Terre Haute. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Glen Echo: 1925

Glen Echo: 1925

1925. "Glen Echo Park Co." Picnic tables at the Montgomery County, Maryland, amusement park. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Farm-Fresh: 1925

Farm-Fresh: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Chestnut Farms Dairy." The business end of milk production. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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