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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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Hopalong Christmas: 1950

Hopalong Christmas: 1950

"Xmas 1950." 35mm Kodachrome yanked at random out of a box of slides bought on eBay. I call dibs on the dump truck. View full size.

 

Dry Run: 1936

Dry Run: 1936

August 1936. "President Roosevelt greeted on tour of drought area. Near Bismarck, North Dakota." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Bon Marche: 1908

Bon Marche: 1908

Lowell, Massachusetts, circa 1908. "Merrimack Street looking east." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Greener Pastures: 1936

Greener Pastures: 1936

July 1936. "Drought refugees. North Dakota farm family moving to Idaho at port of entry near Miles City, Montana." Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Jumbo Bubble Birthday: 1959

Jumbo Bubble Birthday: 1959

My brother's third birthday, this slide an Ektachrome (E-2 process in 1959?), East Aurora, NY, again taken with my father's Minolta A rangefinder. The cousins seem to be wearing exactly what they wore to last year's party. Didn't they grow?? I (in white) put in my appearance for the first time this year. At the center of attention (for at least a few of us) is Jumbo the Bubble Blowing Elephant. You can see that my mother's favorite color is yellow, and the folksy/folkdance theme continues in our kitchen. Potholders. Swing-Away can opener. Farberware tea kettle. Green dial wall-phone (I remember our number started with NL-2). Bow-ties. I've also uploaded a picture from his first birthday. View full size.

Grassy Butte: 1936

Grassy Butte: 1936

July 1936. "Grassy Butte. The drought area of North Dakota." One of dozens of photos snapped by Arthur Rothstein of the Dust Bowl-era Midwest during the summer of Franklin Roosevelt's tour there. View full size.

 

Three Sisters: 1941

Three Sisters: 1941

May 1941. "Three sisters at Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C." Medium format negative by Martha McMillan Roberts for the FSA. View full size.

 
 
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