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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Subwoofer: 1923

Subwoofer: 1923

January 26, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Largest and smallest dog at dog show." Previously seen here. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Home Office: 1935

Home Office: 1935

December 1935. "House in Cincinnati showing its conversion into businesses and blight." Photo by Carl Mydans, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Just the Fax: 1927

Just the Fax: 1927

Washington, D.C., 1927. No caption on this Harris & Ewing glass plate of what seems to be facsimile equipment. View full size.

 

Knitting Kittens: 1914

Knitting Kittens: 1914

1914. "Four costumed kittens entangled in yarn." Our weekly visit with TKONRSVW.* Photo by Harry Whittier Frees. View full size.

 

Duct Soup: 1908

Duct Soup: 1908

Circa 1908. "The galley. Steamer City of Cleveland, Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Pillars of the Community: 1939

Pillars of the Community: 1939

1939. "Wade House. Huntsville vicinity, Madison County, Alabama." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Marge and Gower: 1953

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Marge and Gower: 1953

Las Vegas, 1953. "Dancers Marge and Gower Champion sunbathing by the swimming pool at the Flamingo Hotel." Photo by Maurice Terrell for the Look magazine article "The Champions Cut a Wet Rug." View full size.

 
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