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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Chenoa Depot: 1905

Chenoa Depot: 1905

Circa 1905. "Station & buildings at Chenoa, Illinois." Plus: circus posters! 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

G-Man: 1920

G-Man: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Bill Dudack, Georgetown University basketball." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Uprooted: 1940

Uprooted: 1940

July 1940. Berrien County, Michigan. "Migrant mother of family from Arkansas in roadside camp of cherry pickers." Our second look at the lady seen here last week. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

Whiskey Wine Brandy Gin: 1939

September 1939. "Liquor store in Gateway District, Minneapolis." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Boys to Men: 1935

Boys to Men: 1935

November 1935. Prince George's County, Maryland. "CCC boys at work." Another one of those Civilian Conservation Corps projects that involved lots of photogenic exertion. 35mm negative by Carl Mydans for the FSA. View full size.

 

Chicken Salad Sandwich: 1914

Chicken Salad Sandwich: 1914

October 1914. "Table boy in a Montgomery. Alabama, drug store. Many of these boys work until midnight, and some are very young." Hey kid -- one peppermint caramel venti latte to go. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Holey Water: 1940

Holey Water: 1940

British Mandate Palestine circa 1940. "Solomon's Pools becomes a picnic & swimming resort. Taking a dive into the deep water of the upper pool." Another glimpse of the young lady seen here sans moth holes. Nitrate negative by the American Colony Photo Department/Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 
 
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