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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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Diamond T: 1940

Diamond T: 1940

June 1940. Washington, D.C. "At a truck service station on U.S. 1 (New York Avenue)." Let's hope this rig was red. Another truck stop shot by serial shooter Jack Delano. 35mm nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Speed Week: 1906

Speed Week: 1906

Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1906. "Beach Street auto livery." 5x8 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Headline News: 1925

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Headline News: 1925

Washington, D.C. "Newsstand, 1925." Out-of-Town Papers, with Information Cheerfully Given. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Forty Winks: 1940

Forty Winks: 1940

June 1940. Washington, D.C. "Negro driver asleep under a truck. There are no sleeping accommodations for Negroes at this service station on U.S. 1." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Maine Street: 1910

Maine Street: 1910

Portland, Maine, circa 1910. "Congress Street, looking north." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Garter Girls: 1925

Garter Girls: 1925

February 7, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Mildred Billert and Hazel Bowman of Ned Wayburn's Revue." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Birds: 1939

The Birds: 1939

November 24, 1939. Washington, D.C. "Mexican Ambassador a canary fancier. The Mexican Embassy resembles a bird store these days now that Ambassador Senor Dr. Don Francisco Castillo Najera has gone in for the breeding of canaries in a big way. Here we see the Ambassador visiting a few of his feathered friends with his daughter, Ermita." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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