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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.

 
 
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Jim's Wife: 1938

Jim's Wife: 1938

Washington, D.C., circa 1938. "Mrs. James R. Arneill Jr.," a.k.a. Joyce Arneill. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Airship: 1915

Airship: 1915

New York, March 22, 1915. "Navy dirigible, Long Island." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Boats Bait Beer: 1910

Boats Bait Beer: 1910

New York, July 1910. "Goose Creek, houses on the water, Jamaica Bay, Long Island." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Batista en Washington: 1938

Batista en Washington: 1938

November 10, 1938. "Fulgencio Batista, the Cuban Army Sergeant who has risen to the heights of Caribbean Dictator, arrived in Washington today. This is the first time the Cuban Dictator has set foot outside his native land in 37 years. Gen. Malin Craig, the Army Chief of Staff, is shown with him as they pass the Capitol in a Cadillac." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Mary Trager: 1935

Mary Trager: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Mary F. Trager, portrait." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Alley Cat: 1943

Alley Cat: 1943

April 1943. Washington, D.C. "Pin boy at a bowling alley." Nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fifteenth Street: 1918

Fifteenth Street: 1918

Washington, D.C., in 1918. "Fifteenth Street." Motoring past the Treasury Building with chains on. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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