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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

Morro Castle: 1901

Morro Castle: 1901

Philadelphia circa 1901. "S.S. Morro Castle, Cramps Shipyards." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Neutrodyne Tweaker: 1924

Neutrodyne Tweaker: 1924

July 1924. "A new use for discarded automobile horns has been discovered by Dr. William C. Fowler, health officer of Washington, D.C. Dr. Fowler has adapted an old rams-horn type auto horn, a relic of the days when they blew them with bulbs, and fitted it to his radio to serve as a loudspeaker. This gives as good a tone as any he could buy, he says." This photo of Dr. Fowler tuning a Freed-Eisemann Neutrodyne receiver clears up the minor mystery of who this is. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pale Driver: 1941

Pale Driver: 1941

January 1941. "Guest at Sarasota, Florida, trailer park washing his car." This would be Mr. White from Virginia. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Iced Up: 1904

Iced Up: 1904

Detroit circa 1904. "Washington Boulevard fountain of ice." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Meet the Lulofs: 1941

Meet the Lulofs: 1941

January 1941. "Guests at Sarasota, Florida, trailer park." Mr. and Mrs. L. Lulof of Grand Haven, Michigan. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Inside Track: 1943

Inside Track: 1943

April 1943. Baltimore, Maryland. "Trucks and trains unloading goods underneath elevated trolley." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 

Shamrock: 1934

Shamrock: 1934

March 29, 1934. Vicksburg, Mississippi. "Shamrock (Porterfield residence), Oak Street, northwest elevation. Structure erected 1851." And demolished in 1936. Photo by Ralph Clynne, Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 
 
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