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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

Dr. M: 1924

Dr. M: 1924

October 28, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Dr. Hazel E. Munsell of Agriculture Dept." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

King Street: 1926

King Street: 1926

Alexandria, Virginia, 1926. "Citizens National Bank, King Street at St. Asaph Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Consider the Cow: 1924

Consider the Cow: 1924

Sept. 17, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Joseph Hiscox, Agriculture Dept., with exhibit for National Dairy Show in Milwaukee." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

East Side Story: 1905

East Side Story: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Exterior of tenement house." Another view of the building on East 40th Street seen here. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Tenement Kitchen: 1905

Tenement Kitchen: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Interior of tenement." All the conveniences, including a somewhat incongruous couch on wheels. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Ambulance Station: 1919

Ambulance Station: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Red Cross emergency ambulance station." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Lucky Dog: 1920

Lucky Dog: 1920

January 14, 1920. Washington, D.C "Margaret Bell Saunders." Be a good boy and Mama won't have you turned into a coat! National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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