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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

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.

 

Snow Globe: 1935

Snow Globe: 1935

Snowy Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "East Front of U.S. Capitol at night in winter." 5x7 nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Whistle Stop: 1952

Whistle Stop: 1952

Sept. 17, 1952. "Presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower speaking to a crowd at a whistle-stop event near a steel mill." Medium format color transparency by Charlotte Brooks for Look magazine. View full size.

Oke Doke: 1939

Oke Doke: 1939

January 1939. "Nightclub along highway. Williamson County, Illinois." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Writing Room: 1905

The Writing Room: 1905

Alma, Michigan, circa 1905. "Alma Sanitarium, gentlemen's writing room." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Midday at the Oasis: 1959

Midday at the Oasis: 1959

August 19, 1959. "Linden Woods [Lindenwood Village] Swim Club, Howard Beach, Queens. Pool to clubhouse from diving board." Our second visit to this chlorinated watering hole. Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Jaunty Joe: 1923

Jaunty Joe: 1923

Washington, D.C., or vicinity circa 1923. "Joe Roberts." Out standing in his field. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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