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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

Private Hospital: 1939

Private Hospital: 1939

January 1939. Herrin, Illinois. "Operating room at Herrin Hospital (private)." 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Migrant Mother: 1940

Migrant Mother: 1940

July 1940. Berrien County, Michigan. "Migrant woman from Arkansas in roadside camp of cherry pickers." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

The Flavor Lasts: 1940

The Flavor Lasts: 1940

April 1940. "Dubuque, Iowa." Grit and gum in the Key City. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Baby Sitting: 1939

Baby Sitting: 1939

September 1939. "Untitled." If this is you, please let us know! 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Flatiron: 1903

The Flatiron: 1903

The Flatiron Building circa 1903, with Broadway on the left and Fifth Avenue on the right, and lots of street traffic all around this early skyscraper shortly after its completion. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Big Red: 1911

Big Red: 1911

June 18, 1911. Poughkeepsie, New York. "Cornell Varsity rowers." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Smoking: 1949

Smoking: 1949

Chicago, 1949. "Woman standing in office, smoking while modeling undergarments." An early image from budding photojournalist and nascent filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Look Magazine Photo Collection. View full size.

 
 
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