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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 • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

Progressive Farmer: 1939

Progressive Farmer: 1939

January 1939. "Housewife reading in living room. Chicot Farms, Arkansas." A peek behind the porch seen in the previous post. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Family Porchrait: 1939

Family Porchrait: 1939

January 1939. Chicot Farms, Arkansas. "Husband and wife on porch of farm house." Photo by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Lil Rockers: 1917

Lil Rockers: 1917

New York circa 1917. "St. Luke's Hospital children's ward." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Chop Shop: 1917

Chop Shop: 1917

New York circa 1917. "Gladys Kierstead -- Pratt Institute cooking class." Immediately followed by finger inventory. Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Car Noir: 1977

Car Noir: 1977

A very quiet night, after midnight in Medford, Massachusetts. Not sure of the make or year of the car. View full size.

The Big 1: 1958

The Big 1: 1958

June 1958, somewhere in Pennsylvania. This begins a new series of Kodachromes that I found on eBay. Happy Birthday from Shorpy! View full size.

Pierce Lumber: 1925

Pierce Lumber: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co. -- Pierce Lumber." An interesting mix of solid and pneumatic tires. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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