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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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All That Jazz: 1942

All That Jazz: 1942

March 1942. Washington, D.C. "Dancing class at an elementary school." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Waiting for the Light: 1943

Waiting for the Light: 1943

March 1943. "Kiowa (vicinity), Kansas. Train waiting for a block signal along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Farm Boy: 1938

Farm Boy: 1938

October 1938. "Young farmer of Jefferson County, Kansas." One-hundred percent organic. Medium-format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Kaatskill Gliders: 1907

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Kaatskill Gliders: 1907

Circa 1907. "Kaatskill House, Lake George, New York." A place that separates the gliders from the rockers. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Hackensack Bride: 1959

Hackensack Bride: 1959

October 23, 1959. "Bloomingdale's, Hackensack, New Jersey. Green Room, Sutton Place. Raymond Loewy, client." Where all those Stepford Wives got their start. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Whorls and Ridges: 1925

Whorls and Ridges: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Justice Department, Nat'l. Bureau of Identification." Filing fingerprints at the forerunner of today's FBI. View full size.

 

Chipso Kids: 1937

Chipso Kids: 1937

March 1937. "Scott's Run, West Virginia. Pursglove No. 2 coal mine. Scene taken from main highway shows company store and typical hillside camp." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine, three years before his death. View full size.

 
 
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