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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.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Family Vacation: 1951

Family Vacation: 1951

"Burt Lake, 1951." Our young man with color-coordinated Plymouth and travel trailer, and Mama at the wheel. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Ducktail Trailer: 1936

Ducktail Trailer: 1936

May 1936. Bay City, Michigan. "Deluxe Kauneel auto trailer." Similar to the one seen here. Medium format negative by Taylor. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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