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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

Essex Motor Cars: 1920

Essex Motor Cars: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Herald, 1210 18th Street N.W." The business next door, its products having motored off into oblivion, is now a Pei Wei. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

I Feel Fine: 1944

I Feel Fine: 1944

June 1944. "Brooklyn, New York. Home nursing class held at the community house of the Church of the Good Shepherd." Also: The "Basic Seven" food groups. Photo by Howard Hollem for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Rainy Day People: 1943

Rainy Day People: 1943

March 1943. "New York, New York. Times Square on a rainy day." Photo by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Disneyland: 1957

Disneyland: 1957

A trip to Disneyland in March 1957, taken by my dad with his relatively new Contax. Scanned from original Kodachrome slide. View full size.

A Lotta Cotton: 1905

A Lotta Cotton: 1905

Circa 1905. "Sorting cotton -- Atlantic Cotton Compress Co., Pensacola, Florida." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Vicksburg Street View: 1909

Vicksburg Street View: 1909

Vicksburg, Mississippi, circa 1909. "View along Washington Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Official Delegation: 1922

Official Delegation: 1922

1922. Hoping for Harding: "Group of women with automobile at White House." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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