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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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Greetings From: 1905

Greetings From: 1905

The New Jersey shore circa 1905. "Boardwalk and beach, Asbury Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Baby Dresses: 1912

Baby Dresses: 1912

Detroit circa 1912. "Elliott, Taylor & Woolfenden -- north aisle." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

James Dawson: 1902

James Dawson: 1902

"James Dawson, arrested for Indecent Exposure. North Shields Police Station, 9th June 1902." Our first image from a photograph album of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court in England between 1902 and 1916, now in the collection of the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums. View full size.

Evergreen: 1938

Evergreen: 1938

St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 1938. "Evergreen -- Wallace vicinity. Structure dates from 1835. Abandoned. Canal Bank Liquidators." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Sun Spot: 1940

Sun Spot: 1940

August 1940. Vergennes, Vermont. "Sunbathing on the common." 35mm negative by Louise Rosskam for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Duluth Panorama: 1898

Duluth Panorama: 1898

Duluth, Minnesota, circa 1898. "General view from bluffs." Panorama of two 8x10 inch glass negatives, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Rudnick Tire: 1921

Rudnick Tire: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Rudnick Tire Co., front." With perhaps Rudnick himself. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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