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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Night Watch: 1910

Night Watch: 1910

November 1910. Birmingham, Alabama. "A.D.T. boys (telegraph messengers). 'They all smokes.' " Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Pike's Peak: 1901

Pike's Peak: 1901

Colorado circa 1901. "Station and hotel, summit of Pike's Peak." 8x10 inch glass transparency, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Turning Point: 1910

The Turning Point: 1910

Colorado circa 1910. "Crystal Park autoroad trip. Pike's Peak and Cog Road from Inspiration Point, alt. 7945 feet." At the end of the road, a handy turntable. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Carson Spur: 1930s

Carson Spur: 1930s

tterrace helps me out once again:

On state highway 88 south of Lake Tahoe. Looks to be later than the other one in the collection. Get a load of the expression on the face of the gal on the left.

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Tune In Tomorrow: 1928

Tune In Tomorrow: 1928

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1928. "Assembling room, Atwater Kent radio factory." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Natatorium: 1938

Natatorium: 1938

British Mandate Palestine circa 1938. "Jerusalem Y.M.C.A. activities. Swimming pool on boys' day." Medium-format nitrate negative by the American Colony Photo Department/Matson Photo Service. View full size.

 

Detroit Publishing: The Sequel

Detroit Publishing: The Sequel

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1902. "Detroit Photographic Company, southeast view." Our second look at the home of the Photochrom-process postcard. View full size.

 
 
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