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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 • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

Barbeque Gas Beer: 1940

Barbeque Gas Beer: 1940

June 1940. Melrose, Louisiana. "A crossroads store, bar, 'juke joint' and gas station in the cotton plantation area." 35mm color transparency by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sixth Avenues Busy Corner: 1906

Sixth Avenues Busy Corner: 1906

New York circa 1906. "14th Street Store." Several subplots here, involving roofs, windows and hair. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Petticoat Lane: 1906

Petticoat Lane: 1906

Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1906. "Petticoat Lane." And Denture Alley. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Get Well Soon: 1900

Get Well Soon: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Visiting a patient, Brooklyn Navy Yard hospital." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

On the Mend: 1900

On the Mend: 1900

New York circa 1900. "Group of patients, Brooklyn Navy Yard hospital." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A Reminder: 1939

A Reminder: 1939

February 1939. "Sign, Harlingen, Texas." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Soul Trailer: 1940

Soul Trailer: 1940

December 1940. "Itinerant preacher from South Carolina saving souls of construction workers at Camp Livingston job near Alexandria, Louisiana." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
 
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