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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 • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Streetlight in Vermont: 1907

Streetlight in Vermont: 1907

Burlington, Vermont, circa 1907. "Church Street looking north from College Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Naptime for Nipper: 1914

Naptime for Nipper: 1914

1914. "Puppy in crib next to 'mother' in costume using toy sewing machine." (The kittens are traveling this week.) Photo by Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Kiwi Garage: 1908

Kiwi Garage: 1908

Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1908. "Wolseley and Cadillac motor cars in garage." Glass plate by the Steffano Webb Photographic Studio. View full size.

 

Strike Lounge: 1937

Strike Lounge: 1937

January 1937. Flint, Michigan. "Sit-down strikers. Fisher Body plant No. 3." The labor action that led to the unionization of the American auto industry. Note the "sleeping car" at right. Photo by Sheldon Dick. View full size.

 

Rites of Spring: 1927

Rites of Spring: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Cherry blossoms -- dancers at Tidal Basin." Ethereally moldy. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Rubbers for Rover: 1928

Rubbers for Rover: 1928

Feb. 9, 1928. Washington, D.C. "Peter Pan, wire-haired terrier pet of the personal secretary to President Coolidge and Mrs. Edward T. Clark, arrived at the White House today attired in 'flapper galoshes'." You lucky dog! View full size.

 

New York Giant: 1908

New York Giant: 1908

New York circa 1908. "The Singer Building." Shortly after its completion. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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