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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Office Outfitters: 1917

Office Outfitters: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Andrews Paper Co. employees." I wonder which one was the Dwight-equivalent. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Vicksburg: 1910

Vicksburg: 1910

Vicksburg, Mississippi, circa 1910. "Washington Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tuf Nut: 1940

Tuf Nut: 1940

July 1940. "Arkansas farmer now picking fruit in Berrien County, Michigan." Wearing Tuf-Nut overalls. Photo by John Vachon for the FSA. View full size.

 

A Sign: 1941

A Sign: 1941

October 1941. Chillicothe, Ohio. "Jewelers sign." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Michigan Avenue: 1941

Michigan Avenue: 1941

Chicago, July 1941. "Stop light, Michigan Avenue." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Thanksgiving Dinner: 1924

Thanksgiving Dinner: 1924

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. "Park View Citizens Association store." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mailroom Girls: 1924

Mailroom Girls: 1924

May 20, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Veterans Bureau." Some alumnae here of the Olive Oyl Secretarial School. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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