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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 • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

United States Hotel: 1908

United States Hotel: 1908

Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1908. "United States Hotel and Broadway." Continuing of tour of this Upstate horse-racing and mineral-water mecca. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Veteran Park: 1900

Veteran Park: 1900

Syracuse, New York, circa 1900. "Onondaga County Savings Building & Veteran Park." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Colonial Hotel: 1910

Colonial Hotel: 1910

Knoxville, Tennessee, circa 1910. "Gay Street looking north from Main Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Feet First: 1924

Feet First: 1924

December 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Xmas bags distributed by Salvation Army." An addition to the tableau glimpsed here last week. Protruding from the top of each goody bag: A festive spray of chicken feet. View full size.

 

Saratoga: 1908

Saratoga: 1908

Saratoga Springs, New York, circa 1908. "Congress Hall and Broadway." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Feed Shed: 1936

Feed Shed: 1936

April 1936. "Farm boys. Jackson County, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Corcoran: 1921

The Corcoran: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Corcoran Art Gallery." This empty intersection a block from the White House presents a somewhat different appearance today. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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