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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

American Bandstand: 1959

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American Bandstand: 1959

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1959. "American Bandstand emcee Dick Clark with teenagers on the set of the show." From color transparencies by Phillip Harrington and Howell Conant for the Look magazine assignment "Dick Clark Talks to Teenagers." View full size.

A Sandwich for Junior: 1955

A Sandwich for Junior: 1955

May 3, 1955. "Family picnicking and barbecuing outdoors." Color transparency from photos by Arthur Rothstein and Bob Dierks for the Look magazine assignment "America Is Bit by the Barbecue Bug." View full size.

 

Can You Hear Me Now: 1925

Can You Hear Me Now: 1925

1925. Washington, D.C. "Broadcasting equipment." Adjusting the "modulator tube filament rheostat." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Jonas Glass Works: 1909

Jonas Glass Works: 1909

November 1909. "A group of workers in Jonas Glass Works, Minotola, N.J. These are typical of conditions in Southern New Jersey although one finds, occasionally, a few younger workers." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Coal, Water, Sand: 1942

Coal, Water, Sand: 1942

November 1942. "Chicago. Locomotives loading up with coal, water and sand at an Illinois Central Railroad yard before going out on the road." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Ridgewood Avenue: 1904

Ridgewood Avenue: 1904

Circa 1904. "Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona, Florida." And the surrey with the fringe on top. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Class Warfare: 1940

Class Warfare: 1940

Washington, D.C., circa 1940. "Ernest Kendall, teacher of U.S. Capitol pages." Note old-school schoolboy mischief. Photo by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 
 
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