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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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Postcards Aplenty: 1910

Postcards Aplenty: 1910

Circa 1910. "Cincinnati Arcade. James K. Stewart's post card shop." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pride of Pet: 1915

Pride of Pet: 1915

Washington, D.C., 1915. "Dog show." The happy couple, looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Cleared for Takeoff: 1911

Cleared for Takeoff: 1911

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1911. "Flights and tests of Rex Smith plane flown by Antony Jannus." Aviation 100 years ago, and another look at the biplane seen here and here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Off the Wall: 1975

Off the Wall: 1975

For fans of my sister-in-law, here she is in San Francisco in 1975. I know what you're thinking: Haight-Ashbury, but it isn't. I shot this on 35mm Kodak Vericolor. View full size.

Ready to Roll: 1919

Ready to Roll: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Red Cross ambulances at Washington Monument." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pit Stop: 1940

Pit Stop: 1940

July 1940. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. "Cherry pickers. Auto of migrant fruit worker at gas station." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Jersey Shore Jesus: 1908

Jersey Shore Jesus: 1908

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1908. "Sand modeling." Kindly remember the worker, and don't forget to visit the gift shop for a postcard or two. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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