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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.

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No. 9 Line: 1955
... Here is the scene today. Glen Echo Line We lived in Bethesda, outside Washington DC, in the 1954-57 period. We went to Glen Echo ... 
Posted by chrmer - 02/18/2012 - 12:32am -

No. 9 Line: 1955

Brooklyn Catholic School: c. 1910
... to be similar to what I recall from Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda MD in the 50's - about 60 pupils. Today, "learning suffers" if class ... 
Posted by weegee - 09/10/2010 - 9:16am -

Brooklyn Catholic School: c. 1910

Tire Swing
Me in my backyard in Bethesda, early '70s. (ShorpyBlog, Member Gallery) ... 
Posted by Walter - 09/12/2011 - 1:56pm -

Tire Swing
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