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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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Press Men: 1901

Press Men: 1901

Detroit circa 1901. "Press room, Richmond & Backus Co." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Detroit Rubber Works: 1908

Detroit Rubber Works: 1908

Detroit, Michigan, 1908. "Detroit Rubber Works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Way Old Ballgame: 1911

The Way Old Ballgame: 1911

1911. Washington, D.C. "Professional baseball -- view during game." The unintentional artistic influences here range from Peter Max to Edvard Munch, thanks to mold on the emulsion. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Red Cross Dog: 1917

Red Cross Dog: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Miss Carter Mullikin, Holton-Arms School." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cameron House: 1920

Cameron House: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Cameron House." Bonus points to the first person to supply an address or Street View. Harris & Ewing glass neg. View full size.

 

Welcome Home: 1919

Welcome Home: 1919

1919. "U.S. Army -- return of soldiers to Washington, D.C." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hitler's Voice: 1938

Hitler's Voice: 1938

September 12, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Acting Czechoslovakian Minister listens to Hitler speech. Dr. Karel Brejska, Charge d'Affaires and acting Minister in the absence of Minister Vladimir Hurban in Czechoslovakia, is pictured listening to Adolf Hitler's radio address today at the legation. He refused to comment on the speech." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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