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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Quartermaster Corps: 1865

Quartermaster Corps: 1865

April 1865. "Washington, District of Columbia. Group of Quartermaster Corps employees." I detect a pattern here, and it's checks. Wet plate glass negative. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

V: 1942

V: 1942

August 1942. "Crowds at Pennsylvania Station, New York." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Summer of '42

The Summer of  '42

New York, August 1942. "Italian girls watching parade on Mott Street and flag raising ceremony in honor of boys from the neighborhood in the U.S. Army." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Major Mite: 1922

Major Mite: 1922

December 7, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Two in one. The smallest midget and smallest 'camel' shriner in existence. Maj. Mite had to skirt the camera left carelessly by a photographer when leaving the White House." Clarence Chesterfield Howerton (1913-1975), a.k.a. "Major Mite," was 9 years old when this photo was taken. According to his obituary he was in the "Our Gang" movies and played a Munchkin in "The Wizard of Oz." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Hanging Out: 1922

Hanging Out: 1922

July 1922. Washington, D.C. "Kallipolis Grotto, Potomac bathing beach." The Grotto being one of Washington's many Masonic lodges. A big cigar, a bottle of pop, and Thou. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Muncie Wheel & Jobbing: 1908

Muncie Wheel & Jobbing: 1908

October 1908. Muncie, Indiana. "Noon hour. Muncie Wheel & Jobbing Co. Most of the boys were gone home to dinner." Photo by Lewis Hine. View full size.

 

The Farm: 1905

The Farm: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, ca. 1905. "The Farm." Which may be reached by streetcar, horse or one of the newer self-propelled conveyances. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 
 
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