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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 • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Welcome Hay Dealers: 1900

Welcome Hay Dealers: 1900

Detroit circa 1900. "Campus Martius and City Hall." Other landmarks in this panorama of three 8x10 glass negatives include the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Detroit Opera House and the Majestic Building; also note the National Hay Association sign and "moonlight tower" arc lamp. View full size.

 

The Marlborough: 1908

The Marlborough: 1908

New York circa 1908. "Hotel Marlborough." On Herald Square at Broadway and West 36th. Among the amenities: A "Ladies' Restaurant." View full size.

 

Bootleg Bounty: 1929

Bootleg Bounty: 1929

Washington, D.C., circa 1929. "Utilization of confiscated bootleg paraphernalia." Waste not, want not, especially when it comes to "jar rubbers." View full size.

 

Chicken to Go: 1923

Chicken to Go: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Louisiana Avenue market." And our second glimpse of the Globe Broom Factory. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

General Excitement: 1919

General Excitement: 1919

Sept. 12, 1919. Washington, D.C. "First Division, American Expeditionary Forces. Union Station plaza -- Pershing arriving." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

Wireless Iconograph: 1912

Wireless Iconograph: 1912

Turin, Italy, circa 1912. "Bernocchi (left) and wireless iconograph." The inventor Francesco de Bernocchi and his fax-like device, which by means of "Hertzian waves" was said to facilitate the "exact wireless transmission of messages, sketches, autographs, shorthand and other signs, with a secrecy hitherto unattained." Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

A.C. Express: 1905

A.C. Express: 1905

Atlantic City circa 1905. "Giddap." These lovely lasses, last spied "Teasing," just won't stop. Edwardian girls gone wild! 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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