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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 • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

Guarantee Trust: 1908

Guarantee Trust: 1908

Circa 1908. "Atlantic Avenue -- Atlantic City, N.J." The business end of A.C. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Upward Bound: 1942

Upward Bound: 1942

November 1942. "Columbia Steel Company at Geneva, Utah. Rigging a pipe-setting derrick for a new mill under construction which will make important additions to the vast amounts of steel needed for the war effort." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information.View full size.

 

Picket Fences: 1920

Picket Fences: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Washington Times, 2104 16th Street S.E." Home of the 20-step program. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Looking Sharp: 1914

Looking Sharp: 1914

1914. Whanganui, New Zealand. "Employees of Thomas Mitchell Ltd., Butchers." Glass negative by by Frank J. Denton of Tesla Studios. View full size.

 

Carnival of Fire: 1905

Carnival of Fire: 1905

Atlantic City circa 1905. "Hotel Chalfonte and Boardwalk." Where the diversions include shooting flames, rolling chairs and "social drama." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Milkmobile: 1943

The Milkmobile: 1943

June 1943. Bryn Mawr, Pa. Our second visit with Mrs. Helen Joyce, "one of the many women who now work for the Supplee-Wills-Jones Milk Co." Piloting a little Walker electric delivery van. Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Doppelginger: 1952

Doppelginger: 1952

July 1952. "Photographs show models posed leaning shoulders against mirrors, resulting in reflected images. Includes women wearing furs and jewels; various hairstyles." Color transparency by Louis Faurer for the Look magazine assignment "Reflected Beauty: Hair Now Gets Double Exposure." View full size.

 
 
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