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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Kittatinny House: 1905

Kittatinny House: 1905

Circa 1905. "Kittatinny House, Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ruffles and Flourishes: 1906

Ruffles and Flourishes: 1906

New York, 1906. "The Gerson sisters in costume for the Crinoline Ball." Our third from this series of photographs by Gertrude Käsebier. View full size.

 

Meat Market: 1943

Meat Market: 1943

January 1943. "New York. Italian meat stall in the First Avenue market at Tenth Street." Medium-format safety negative by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 

Modern Farmwoman: 1940

Modern Farmwoman: 1940

July 1940. "Farm woman washing clothes in her motor-driven washing machine. Near Lincoln, Vermont." Sliver gelatin print by Louise Rosskam. View full size.

 

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.

 
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