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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 • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

Stove-Cam: 1901

Stove-Cam: 1901

Chelsea, Michigan, circa 1901. "Glazier Stove Company, general view." In the four years since our last visit from this perspective, one of the fence-leaners has made his way across the tracks. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

To Good Hope Hills: 1924

To Good Hope Hills: 1924

        UPDATE: The mystery has been solved!

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "No caption." Paging any of the boys in this photo: Explain yourselves! National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Twist de Deux: 1934

Twist de Deux: 1934

March 10, 1934. Weaverville, Trinity County, California. "East elevation, I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 55; also stairs of N.S.G.W. lodge hall, foreground." Photo by Roger Sturtevant for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Let's Build a Bomber: 1942

Let's Build a Bomber: 1942

December 1942. "Production of B-17 heavy bomber. A skilled team of men and women workers at the Boeing plant in Seattle complete assembly and fitting operations on the interior of a fuselage section for a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber. About half of the workers at the Boeing plant are women." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Look at the Time: 1950

Look at the Time: 1950

Wellington, New Zealand, circa 1950. "Household appliances including washing & sewing machine, mixer, toaster, polisher and heater." Also a control-robot with three hands -- hour, minute and left. Photo by K.E. Niven & Co. View full size.

Warping Boy: 1908

Warping Boy: 1908

December 1908. "Boy at warping machine, Catawba Cotton Mill. Newton, North Carolina." Glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Sister Act: 1943

Sister Act: 1943

May 1943. Pitcairn, Pennsylvania. "Twins Amy and Mary Rose Lindich, 21, employed at the Pennsylvania Railroad as car repairmen helpers, earning 72 cents per hour. They reside in Jeanette and carpool with fellow workers." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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