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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 • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

A Chat With Marilyn: 1953

A Chat With Marilyn: 1953

Marilyn Monroe in 1953 at the Banff Springs Hotel while in Canada to film River of No Return. Photo by John Vachon for Look magazine. View full size.

 

NA-TI-ON-AL LIFE: 1905

NA-TI-ON-AL LIFE: 1905

Circa 1905. "Williamson Building, Cleveland." Bonus points to the first person to transcribe all those windows. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington's Finest: 1927

Washington's Finest: 1927

1927. "Skinned frankfurts, made in Washington, D.C." What Bismarck said about laws and sausages: It turns out you can watch them (or not watch them) being made in the same place. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Subwoofer: 1923

Subwoofer: 1923

January 26, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Largest and smallest dog at dog show." Previously seen here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Home Office: 1935

Home Office: 1935

December 1935. "House in Cincinnati showing its conversion into businesses and blight." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Just the Fax: 1927

Just the Fax: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. No caption on this Harris & Ewing glass plate of what seems to be facsimile equipment. View full size.

 

Knitting Kittens: 1914

Knitting Kittens: 1914

1914. "Four costumed kittens entangled in yarn." Our weekly visit with TKONRSVW.* Photo by Harry Whittier Frees. View full size.

 
 
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