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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

Joe's Jungle Bungalow: 1904

Joe's Jungle Bungalow: 1904

Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1904. "Alligator Joe's bungalow in the jungle." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Nemo on the Tomoka: 1890s

Nemo on the Tomoka: 1890s

Florida circa 1890s. "Boating on the Tomoka." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Alligator Joe: 1904

Alligator Joe: 1904

Palm Beach, Florida, circa 1904. "Alligator Joe and his pets." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Media Room: 1926

Media Room: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Home of Mary Roberts Rinehart," prolific writer of mysteries. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Stoked: 1926

Stoked: 1926

March 8, 1926. "Corporal Charles L. Kessler, U.S.M.C." After whom a mountain in Antarctica is named. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Heel, Boy: 1920

Heel, Boy: 1920

Fall 1920. Washington, D.C. "Queen Quality Boot Shop, F Street N.W." Flanked by Victrola stores and a multiplicity of Nippers. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Farmboy: 1938

Farmboy: 1938

Summer 1938. "Son of Virgil Thaxton, farmer, in Thaxton farmhouse near Mechanicsburg, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn. View full size.

 
 
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