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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

Sixteen Candles: 1927

Sixteen Candles: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Orme group." Violet Orme (far left, last seen here) has another birthday. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Approximately Appomattox: 1935

Approximately Appomattox: 1935

1935. Appomattox County, Virginia. "Unidentified house, Appomattox vicinity." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Modern Family: 1936

Modern Family: 1936

July 1936. "Family of migratory fruit workers. Yakima, Washington." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Euclid Beach: 1910

Euclid Beach: 1910

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1908. "Roller coaster at Euclid Beach." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Rochester Panorama: 1905

Rochester Panorama: 1905

Rochester, New York, ca. 1905. Panorama of three 8x10 plates. View full size.

 

Our New Life: 1936

Our New Life: 1936

July 1936. "Migratory workers' camp in Yakima, Washington." Displaced farm families from the Dust Bowl states working as laborers in the Northwest's fruit orchards, living in government-run tent camps. Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

This Land Is Your Land: 1936

This Land Is Your Land: 1936

July 1936. "Resettlement Administration workers. Rimrock Camp. Madras, Oregon." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 
 
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