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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

Northampton High: 1906

Northampton High: 1906

Circa 1906. "High school in Northampton, Massachusetts." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Wreck on the Highway: 1936

Wreck on the Highway: 1936

November 1936. "Automobile accident on U.S. 40 between Hagerstown and Cumberland, Maryland." Crash Reconstruction, Part 2. Medium-format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Accident: 1936

The Accident: 1936

November 1936. "Automobile accident on U.S. 40 between Hagerstown and Cumberland, Maryland." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Whistle Stop: 1936

Whistle Stop: 1936

August 1936. "Tour of drought area. President Roosevelt speaking from train at Bismarck, North Dakota." Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The White Stallion: 1916

The White Stallion: 1916

Washington, D.C., circa 1916. "Society Circus -- Ruth Anderson." Presumably on top. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

White House Photographers: 1918

White House Photographers: 1918

1918. "Press correspondents. Photographers on White House lawn." At center: Artie Leonard of National Photo. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Your Serve: 1915

Your Serve: 1915

New York, 1915. "E.H. Whitney -- Harvard tennis." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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