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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Lincoln Garage: 1925

Lincoln Garage: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Warfield Motor Co. service station." Note the speaking tube in the driver's compartment of the limousine. View full size.

 

All You Can Drink: 1908

All You Can Drink: 1908

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. "On the Boardwalk, Atlantic City." Advertising signage competes for our attention in this view -- Saratoga Root Beer & Ginger Ale ("All you wish to drink for 5 cts") vying with Helmar Cigarettes and Young's Million-Dollar Pier ("INFANT INCUBATOR WITH LIVING INFANTS"). 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mary Tyler Noir: 1963

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Mary Tyler Noir: 1963

Another glimpse of Mary Tyler Moore, a.k.a. Laura Petrie, on the set of the "Dick Van Dyke Show" in 1963, photographed by Earl Theisen for the article "America's Favorite TV Wife" in Look magazine. View full size.

Washington Rustic: 1923

Washington Rustic: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "City houses." One in a series of Harris & Ewing plates documenting the national capital's poorer quarters. View full size.

 

Night View: 1932

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Night View: 1932

New York circa 1932. "Night view, Manhattan." Photo by Berenice Abbott (1898- 1991). Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Collection. View full size.

Old School: 1935

Old School: 1935

December 1935. "Tier of outhouses by the old schoolhouse. Hamilton County, Ohio." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Underground Railroad: 1943

Underground Railroad: 1943

January 1943. "Chicago, Ill. A Baltimore & Ohio Railroad train about to depart from Union Station via the Alton Road to Saint Louis." The streamliner Abraham Lincoln. Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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