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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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Florida Souvenirs: 1906

Florida Souvenirs: 1906

Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1906. "Beach Street, with souvenir shops." Glimpsed earlier here. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Queen of Hearts: 1919

Queen of Hearts: 1919

September 12, 1919. New York. "Tyroler, Prilik, Ponselle, Romani." Metropolitan Opera soprano Rosa Ponselle with William Tyroler, Edith Prilik and Romano Romani. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Texas Drought: 1936

Texas Drought: 1936

Summer 1936. "President's Report. Dr. Tugwell and farmer of dust bowl area in Texas Panhandle." Resettlement Administration head, New Deal "Brain Trust" strategist and future Puerto Rico governor Rexford Tugwell in the field. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Ice Cream Squad: 1926

Ice Cream Squad: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Fussell Ice Cream trucks." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Fistful of Daisies: 1930s

A Fistful of Daisies: 1930s

The caption label has fallen off this Harris & Ewing glass negative, so we can invent our own: "Circa 1930s. Possibly notable lady trims lawn in or around Washington, D.C., with Ajax Ball Bearing reel mower." View full size.

 

Children of the Corn: 1917

Children of the Corn: 1917

1917. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Boy Scout farm on the Potomac." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Miss Cleveland: 1918

Miss Cleveland: 1918

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. In the inimitable stylings of Harris & Ewing: "Cleveland, Esther, Miss. Group." Esther Cleveland at right, daughter of Grover Cleveland, the only presidential child born in the White House. View full size.

 
 
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