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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 • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Government Street: 1906

Government Street: 1906

Circa 1906. "Mobile, Alabama -- Government Street." Look out, kids -- it's the Detroit Publishing photographer! 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Second Varsity: 1914

Second Varsity: 1914

Summer 1914. "Penn 2nd varsity crew team in Poughkeepsie." Rowers at the boathouse. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

Come Play With Us: 1920

Come Play With Us: 1920

Dec. 27, 1920. New York. "The Hilger Sisters -- Mary (Maria), Elsa, Margaret (Greta)." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Hatty's Hats: 1943

Hatty's Hats: 1943

March 1943. "New York. Trucks in the garment district." Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Traffic Lighthouse: 1922

Traffic Lighthouse: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "NO CAPTION (Street near White House)." Another of the Harris & Ewing "traffic" photos, this one showing what looks like a wayward gas pump. 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Human Roulette: 1908

Human Roulette: 1908

The Jersey Shore circa 1908. "Atlantic City bathing beach and Steeplechase Pier." Who out there can fill us in on "Human Roulette" and "Human Niagara"? 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Genesee Street: 1904

Genesee Street: 1904

Syracuse, New York, circa 1904. "Genesee Street." Early-1900s standbys include the usual assortment of painless dentists, and a "Misfit" clothing parlor. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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