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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Fruit Tramps: 1936

Fruit Tramps: 1936

July 1936. Yakima, Washington. "Fruit tramps from California who have come to the Yakima Valley for apple thinning." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Dorn Hotel: 1941

Dorn Hotel: 1941

January 1941. Miami, Florida. "Apartment hotel on the Miami River." Medium-format nitrate negative by the mysterious "Daly." View full size.

 

Double Dip: 1941

Double Dip: 1941

There's no caption for this image snapped in July 1941 by the FSA/OWI photographer credited only as "Daly." Are there enough clues here to pinpoint the location? Medium format nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Winter Sport: 1952

Winter Sport: 1952

"Winter 1951-52." Our young man has a flair for fashion, and a way with the ladies. Fourth in this series of found slides. 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

My Bodyguard: 1952

My Bodyguard: 1952

Another from the same batch, this one labeled "1952." The cars are colorful in this part of the country! 35mm red-border Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Stylemaster: 1949

Stylemaster: 1949

Our second scan from this batch of color slides I found on eBay is of what looks to be a Fire Department car, snapped in 1949. There are many clues in this batch as to the location, but I thought it might be fun to let people guess as the series progresses. 35mm Kodachrome red-border transparency. View full size.

 

Growing Up Fast: 1936

Growing Up Fast: 1936

July 1936. "Child of migratory fruit worker in tent camp at Yakima, Washington." Seen earlier here. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 
 
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