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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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Little Creek: 1938

Little Creek: 1938

July 1938. "General store and post office in Little Creek, Delaware. A fishing village." Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

A to Z: 1933

A to Z: 1933

November 1933. Kingsport, Tennessee. "Ola Brooks of Mount Carmel. This girl is placing index tabs, applied with tweezers. A moderate degree of skill is required to get tabs in the right place and in the right position. This girl came to the Kingsport Press directly from a farm and has been working only two months." Another of Lewis Hine's photos for the Tennessee Valley Authority. View full size.

 

Noble Riggers: 1906

Noble Riggers: 1906

Detroit circa 1906. "Belle Isle ferry dock." A good place to pick up a yacht sail. The steamer Garland, seen earlier here. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Family Style: 1943

Family Style: 1943

March 1943. Rochester, New York. "The Babcocks at the dinner table." Continuing the saga of war worker Howard Babcock and his family. Large-format negative by Ralph Amdursky for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sale To-day: 1905

Sale To-day: 1905

Circa 1905. "Nassau Street, New York City." So, $3.50. By the hour? By the pound? Oh wait. Per pair. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Blair House: 1920

Blair House: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "7221 Blair Road." Someone's at the door. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Shovel-Ready: 1937

Shovel-Ready: 1937

February 1937. Calipatria, California. Native of Indiana in a migratory labor contractor's camp. "It's root hog or die for us folks." Large format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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