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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

Cotton at the Levee: 1910

Cotton at the Levee: 1910

Vicksburg, Mississippi, circa 1910. "Unloading cotton at the levee." Sternwheel packet boat Mary Miller on the right. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Broad Street: 1911

Broad Street: 1911

Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1911. "Broad Street looking west." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Breake Farm: 1936

Breake Farm: 1936

Nash County, North Carolina, 1936. "Breake Farm, Taylor's Crossroads." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

A Little Game: 1897

A Little Game: 1897

Circa 1897 aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn. "Evening amusements. A little game." 8x10 glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

Hotel Chalfonte: 1907

The Jersey Shore circa 1907. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk, Atlantic City." The 10-story Chalfonte was A.C.'s first "skyscraper" resort. View full size.

 

Old Soldiers: 1913

Old Soldiers: 1913

July 1913. "Gettysburg reunion: Veterans of the G.A.R. and of the Confederacy, at the Encampment." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Corner Store: 1921

Corner Store: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store, 7th and K." Seen here just a few days ago, as well as here and here and here. One-stop shopping for all your truss and hot-water-bottle needs. National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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