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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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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.

 

Hotel Walton: 1908

Hotel Walton: 1908

Philadelphia circa 1908. "Hotel Walton, Broad Street." G'night, Mary Ellen ... 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Eutaw: 1938

Eutaw: 1938

1938. Eutawville vicinity. Berkeley County, South Carolina Low Country. "Cabin at Eutaw Plantation. Main building dates to 1808. Built by Wm. Henry Sinkler, son of indigo planting family. Descendants still live there." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Two Kinds of Cute: 1951

Two Kinds of Cute: 1951

"1951." The boy and his dog, along with a radioactive lawn ornament. From a box of 35mm Kodachrome slides found last month on eBay. View full size.

Gypsy Life: 1936

Gypsy Life: 1936

July 1936. "Child of migratory fruit workers from Missouri in Yakima, Washington." What will become of her? Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Molalla Buckeroo: 1936

Molalla Buckeroo: 1936

July 4, 1936. "Warm Springs Indian at Molalla Buckeroo," the Fourth of July rodeo in Molalla, Oregon. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Fight Night: 1919

Fight Night: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Boxing at Walter Reed Hospital." Another look at the proceedings first glimpsed here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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