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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 • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Charleston's Angles: 1904

Charleston's Angles: 1904

Circa 1904. "Huguenot Church -- Charleston, S.C." When Pointy met Spiky. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

New York Avenue: 1905

New York Avenue: 1905

DeLand, Florida, circa 1905. "New York Avenue." Looking a little like New England with palm trees. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Ten Families: 1938

Ten Families: 1938

November 1938. "Visalia (vicinity), Tulare County, California. Miners' cooperative farm. Ten families have been established on the old ranch of 500 acres, which they operate as a farm unit, raising cotton, alfalfa and dairy products for cash crops." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Chew on This: 1938

Chew on This: 1938

May 1938. "Cow at Wabash Farms cooperative, Indiana." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Travelers: 1943

The Travelers: 1943

January 1943. "At the information desk at Union Station, Chicago." Our Lady of the Rails. Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Working Mom: 1939

Working Mom: 1939

June 1939. "Mother and child, agricultural day laborer family encamped near Spiro. Sequoyah County, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

I Love Mommy: 1952

I Love Mommy: 1952

August 1952. "Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz with their daughter, Lucie, in swimming pool at their home in Palm Springs." Kodachrome by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine assignment "The Real Lucy." Happy Mother's Day from Shorpy! View full size.

 
 
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