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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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Aerial Amarillo: 1943

Aerial Amarillo: 1943

March 1943. "Amarillo, Texas, general view, South Tyler at SW 10th Avenue -- Santa Fe R.R. trip." This is the uncropped version of a smaller image posted here five years ago. 4x5 Kodachrome by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Farm Depot: 1936

Farm Depot: 1936

March 1936. "Tennessee harness and hardware store." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A. Foulke: 1864

A. Foulke: 1864

February 1864. "Brandy Station, Virginia. Tent of A. Foulke, sutler, 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery." Wet plate glass negative by James F. Gibson. View full size.

 

Sherman Avenue: 1908

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Sherman Avenue: 1908

Denver circa 1908. "Sherman Avenue and Colorado statehouse." 8x10 glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Magnolia Mills: 1911

Magnolia Mills: 1911

March 1911. Magnolia, Mississippi. "Interior of Magnolia Cotton Mills spinning room. See the little ones scattered through the mill. All work." Our second look at this workroom. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Kodachrome Wedding: 1956

Kodachrome Wedding: 1956

We return to Southern California circa 1956 for the next in this series of Kodachrome slides, which finds us at a wedding with the bridesmaids in Easter egg pastels, carrying matching bouquets of dyed carnations. View full size.

A Higher Tower: 1919

A Higher Tower: 1919

New York. April 19, 1919. "St. Paul's Church and St. Paul Building from Woolworth Building." The St. Paul Building at left, seen here in the previous post in 1900 when it was one of the world's tallest, now cut down to size by its much bigger neighbors. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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