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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

Game Day: 1911

Game Day: 1911

Washington, D.C. "Football -- Georgetown University game, 1911." CI years before Super Bowl XLVI. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Just the Three of Us: 1940

Just the Three of Us: 1940

August 1940. Provincetown, Massachusetts. "Beach scene at New Beach." Our second glimpse of the bathers seen earlier here. 35mm nitrate negative by Edwin Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Breaker Boys: 1911

Breaker Boys: 1911

January 1911. South Pittston, Pa. "Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

End of the Line: 1865

End of the Line: 1865

April 1865. "Richmond, Virginia. Destroyed Richmond & Petersburg locomotive." Aftermath of the Confederate evacuation in which Richmond's business district, accidentally torched by its own citizens, burned to the ground, the flames extinguished only with the aid of the occupying Federal Army. View full size.

 

The Heart of Detroit: 1907

The Heart of Detroit: 1907

Detroit circa 1907. "The Campus Martius." Landmarks include the Detroit Opera House, Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Cadillac Square, Wayne County Building, Hotel Pontchartrain. Panorama of three 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Boston Harbor: 1906

Boston Harbor: 1906

Circa 1906. "Boston Harbor from East Boston." Our second glimpse at this bustling transport hub. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Navy Cadets: 1894

Navy Cadets: 1894

Annapolis, Maryland. "U.S. Naval Academy. A group of cadets. Graduating class of 1894." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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