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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.

 
 
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Joy Committee: 1938

Joy Committee: 1938

Summer 1938. "Street scene, New York." With your choice of refreshment, shiny shoes and "dancing on the water." Photo by Jack Allison. View full size.

 

For Us, Bonds: 1943

For Us, Bonds: 1943

      Prequel to the poster seen here.

January 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. Union Station train concourse." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

For Them, Bombs: 1943

For Them, Bombs: 1943

        Pretty much a taboo sentiment these days in mass-transit hubs. Sequel to the poster seen here.

January 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. Union Station train concourse." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ahoy, Matey: 1957

Ahoy, Matey: 1957

March 1957. "Women on board destroyer U.S.S. Maddox posing with sailors, modeling clothing with a nautical influence." Color transparency from photos by Christa for the Look magazine assignment "The Middy Look -- Summer Clothes Go Nautical." View full size.

 

California Street: 1906

California Street: 1906

"Clearing away the debris, California Street, San Francisco." Aftermath of the earthquake and fire of April 18, 1906. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Pentagon: 1940s

The Pentagon: 1940s

1940s. "Arlington County, Virginia. War Department. Pentagon, aerial view." Safety negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The Hump Office: 1942

The Hump Office: 1942

December 1942. "Switch lists coming in by teletype to the hump office at a Chicago & North Western railroad yard, Chicago." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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