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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

Our Gang: 1916

Our Gang: 1916

June 27, 1916. Springfield, Massachusetts. "Street gang, corner Margaret and Water streets -- 4:30 p.m." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Me and My RC: 1972

Me and My RC: 1972

Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1972. "Cornett family. Little boy taking a bite of food at the table." Print from a 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

Dreamland: 1905

Dreamland: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Dreamland Park at night, Coney Island." Among the attractions on view: "Fall of Pompeii" and "The Submarine Boat." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Truck Up: 1928

Truck Up: 1928

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1928. "Four Wheel Drive hill-climbing demonstration." Our second look at this exciting test of trucks and traction. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Old Hat: 1920

Old Hat: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "814-816 Ninth Street N.W." Moldy negative of a decrepit storefront, with many musty details. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

FWD: 1928

FWD: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Demonstration of Four Wheel Drive truck." Which, evidently, can go anywhere you pull it. National Photo. View full size.

 

Grafonolas on G: 1919

Grafonolas on G: 1919

October 1919. Washington D.C. "Harry C. Grove, front, G Street N.W." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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