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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 • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

The Lookout: 1910

The Lookout: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "House of Correction." With everyone in place for the big jailbreak. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Star Lunch: 1922

Star Lunch: 1922

1922. "Policeman directing traffic at Ninth and G Streets N.W., Washington, D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

A Day to Marimba: 1955

A Day to Marimba: 1955

        tterrace informs us: Filmed specifically for the Disneyland TV show episode "Cavalcade of Song," Feb. 16, 1955.

1955. "Peggy Lee singing into tape recorder accompanied by Sonny Burke. Soundtrack for Walt Disney CinemaScope cartoon feature Lady and the Tramp." 35mm Kodachrome by Robert Vose for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Sluggo: 1911

Sluggo: 1911

New York, 1911. Battling "Bat" Nelson (left) and sparring partner, our fourth look at the scrappy lightweight boxing champ. Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Cu Later: 1942

Cu Later: 1942

November 1942. "Conveyor belts carrying copper ore through a tunnel at the Magna mill of the Utah Copper Company. Its plants at Magna and Arthur in Utah are treating vast quantities of the copper so vital for war purposes." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Cute as a Button: 1914

Cute as a Button: 1914

1914. "Costumed kittens with thread and scissors in overturned sewing basket." Photo by that auteur of feline folderol, Harry W. Frees. View full size.

 

Cook Opera House: 1906

Cook Opera House: 1906

Circa 1906. "South Avenue -- Rochester, New York." Home to trusses, vaudeville and streetcars, and probably a Painless Dental Parlor or two concealed from view. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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