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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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The Case of the Blonde Bookworm: 1951

The Case of the Blonde Bookworm: 1951

Sept. 15, 1951. "Ludwig Baumann, Grand Central Palace Exhibit. Library with model." A Baumann Brothers furniture display at the National Homefurnishings Show. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Tashmoo at Port: 1906

Tashmoo at Port: 1906

Circa 1906. "The Tashmoo at Port Huron, Michigan." Our seventh post featuring the celebrated sidewheeler. Note the bike rack advertising the "Port Huron Cycle and Electric Co." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

O Pioneers: 1936

O Pioneers: 1936

May 1936. "First settler on the Douglas County farmsteads, Nebraska." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Elvira: 1910

Elvira: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Elvira de Hidalgo." The young (b. 1891) Spanish soprano around the time of her appearance with the Metropolitan Opera as Rosina in "The Barber of Seville." 8x10 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Kartch's: 1947

Kartch's: 1947

Jan. 27, 1947. "Kartch's, Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. General interior, to entrance." Large-format negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Payday: 1905

Payday: 1905

Circa 1905. "Payday at the shipyard -- Newport News, Virginia." Where do I sign up for direct deposit? 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

California Picnic: 1959

California Picnic: 1959

On the grounds of Mission San Fernando in Los Angeles, 1959. This picnic has a kind of "Mad Men" feel to it. Again, the colors are true Kodachrome amazing. As the jingle goes: When you're out of Schlitz, you're out of beer. View full size.

 
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