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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 Night Shift: 1909

The Night Shift: 1909

November 19, 1909. "A group working on night shift at Hereford Glass Works, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. I saw the smallest boy carrying in shortly before midnight, November 18th." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Pitchfork Manor: 1937

Pitchfork Manor: 1937

June 1937. "Art Simplot and family in front of their house near Black River Falls, Wisconsin." The prolific Russell Lee shoots the prolific Simplots. View full size.

 

Smallville: 1937

Smallville: 1937

August 1937. "Houses in Winton, Minnesota -- lumber bust town." A two-house town, on a two-dog day. Another example of prolific shooter Russell Lee's work. Medium-format negative for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Skeet's Cafe: 1942

Skeet's Cafe: 1942

August 1942. "Dillon, Montana. Street corner. Dillon is the trading center for a prosperous cattle and sheep country." The cafe seen earlier here. Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Dillon: 1942

Dillon: 1942

August 1942. "Street corner, Dillon, Montana." Originally posted in 2007; today we published this black-and-white close-up of the entrance. Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Good Popcorn: 1942

Good Popcorn: 1942

August 1942. "Butte, Montana. Children are transported to Columbia Gardens, an outdoor amusement resort, every Thursday during the summer by city buses." Medium-format nitrate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Essolene: 1939

Essolene: 1939

January 1939. "Hammond Ranch general store. Chicot, Arkansas. Leased by the Farm Security Administration and subleased to its client." With your choice of traditional or newfangled gas pump. Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 
 
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