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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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Alabama Gothic: 1939

Alabama Gothic: 1939

1939. "Knight House, Greensboro vicinity, Hale County, Alabama. Gothic Revival two-story frame built c. 1840." A little dilapidated, but it has good bones. Possibly under the porch. 8x10 negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Tamarack Lodge: 1957

Tamarack Lodge: 1957

August 13, 1957. "Tamarack Lodge, Greenfield Park, New York. Window view from lobby." Baby boomers of a certain vintage may recall the circular air-conditioning diffusers (and inevitable ceiling dirt streaks) as literal fixtures of their childhood, along with the many ashtrays, room-divider planters and Danish Modern armchairs. Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Bachelor Shacks: 1937

Bachelor Shacks: 1937

March 1937. Paterson, New Jersey. "Textiles. Bachelor shacks in outskirts of Paterson, on Molly Jan Brook. About 25 men live here now (some of them old silk workers) and stay here all winter. Man in one view worked in silk up to 5 years ago. On relief now." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Color My World: 1952

Color My World: 1952

"Linda 1952." Mid-century New England, in what could have been an ad for Kodachrome film. 35mm color transparency found on eBay. View full size.

Pablo Cafeteria: 1936

Pablo Cafeteria: 1936

St. Johns County, Florida, circa 1936. "Street Scenes, St. Augustine." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Wholesale Minneapolis: 1939

Wholesale Minneapolis: 1939

September 1939. "Railroad yards, wholesale district, Minneapolis, Minnesota." A nice view of the Chase Bag tower. Photo by John Vachon. View full size.

 

The Lion Bridge: 1936

The Lion Bridge: 1936

St. Johns County, Florida, circa 1936. "Lion Bridge, St. Augustine." Where the gulls are. 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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