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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.

 
 
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Cigars Candy Kodaks: 1922

Cigars Candy Kodaks: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "People's Drug Store No. 8, 14th Street & Park Road." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Foot Traffic: 1942

Foot Traffic: 1942

January 21, 1942. "Mangel's, 130 E. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida. Exterior, night. Ross-Frankel Inc., client; Morris Lapidus, architect." Note the ghost pedestrians. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Plunge Bathers: 1891

Plunge Bathers: 1891

1891. "Hot Springs, South Dakota. Interior of largest plunge bath in U.S. on Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railway." Photo by John C.H. Grabill, noted chronicler of the Western frontier and "Official Photographer of the Black Hills and Fort Pierre R.R. & Home Stake Mining Co. -- Studios: Deadwood and Lead City, S.D. -- A Handsome Reward given for detection of any one copying any of my Photographic Views." View full size.

 

Red Delicious: 1954

Red Delicious: 1954

From around 1954, somewhere in New England, comes this unlabeled slide in our "Linda" series of Kodachromes found on eBay. The weather is crisp and so are the apples! View full size.

 

The Lincoln Store: 1925

The Lincoln Store: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Exterior, Warfield Motor Co." The Lincoln dealer whose service garage we recently saw here. In 1927 the company moved next door into the building on the left. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Adirondack Porch: 1906

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Adirondack Porch: 1906

1906. Lake George, New York. "Horicon Lodge, Cleverdale." Come on by and set a spell. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Paper Doll: 1936

Paper Doll: 1936

May 1936. "Kitchen of Ozarks cabin purchased for Lake of the Ozarks project. Missouri." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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