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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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Hit Men: 1939

Hit Men: 1939

Washington, D.C., 1939. "Anacostia High School baseball team." From very late in the National Photo oeuvre. 5x7 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 

Montrose Beach: 1946

Montrose Beach: 1946

"Montrose Beach, Chicago, 1946." Another colorful entry from this batch of 35mm Kodachrome slides found on eBay. View full size.

 

Rest Stop: 1936

Rest Stop: 1936

July 1936. "Drought refugees from Bowman, North Dakota, in Montana." En route to Oregon or Washington. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Ward G: 1918

Ward G: 1918

New York, June 1918. "Ward G aboard hospital ship Comfort." Evidently some sort of allegory representing the age-old tension between faith-based and ukulele-based schools of healing. Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Hospital Street: 1897

Hospital Street: 1897

St. Augustine, Florida, circa 1897. "Hospital Street." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Hotel Walton: 1908

Hotel Walton: 1908

Philadelphia circa 1908. "Hotel Walton, Broad Street." G'night, Mary Ellen ... 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Eutaw: 1938

Eutaw: 1938

1938. Eutawville vicinity. Berkeley County, South Carolina Low Country. "Cabin at Eutaw Plantation. Main building dates to 1808. Built by Wm. Henry Sinkler, son of indigo planting family. Descendants still live there." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 
 
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