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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

Seven Points: 1900

Seven Points: 1900

Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1900. "Seven Points." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Erector Set: 1908

Erector Set: 1908

Lethbridge, Alberta, circa 1908. "Erecting Lethbridge Viaduct over the Oldman River." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Edna and Olga: 1925

Edna and Olga: 1925

May 6, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Miss Edna Rush & Miss Olga Joy." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington Monuments: 1922

Washington Monuments: 1922

May 5, 1922. Washington, D.C. "Vista of Monument from Lincoln Memorial." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Bonus Army: 1932

Bonus Army: 1932

"B.E.F. camp, Anacostia, 1932." The "Bonus Expeditionary Force" encampment of World War I veterans (the Bonus Army) and their families in Washington, D.C. 8x10 acetate negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

District Grocery Store: 1935

District Grocery Store: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Interior of D.G.S. store." Home of the 19-cent Super Sale. Our second look today at a District Grocery Store. 8x10 inch acetate negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

D.G.S.: 1935

D.G.S.: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Food supplies, interior of D.G.S. store." One of several District Grocery Stores in the capital; there's a P Street address on the burlap sack. The White Rose brand seems especially well represented on these shelves. 8x10 acetate negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 
 
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