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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

G.G. Bain

Second Varsity: 1914

Second Varsity: 1914

Summer 1914. "Penn 2nd varsity crew team in Poughkeepsie." Rowers at the boathouse. Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

Come Play With Us: 1920

Come Play With Us: 1920

Dec. 27, 1920. New York. "The Hilger Sisters -- Mary (Maria), Elsa, Margaret (Greta)." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Polo Grounds: 1909

Polo Grounds: 1909

New York, 1909. "Polo Grounds, view from Coogan's Bluff (baseball)." 8x10 inch glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Mallets Aforethought: 1924

Mallets Aforethought: 1924

April 5, 1924. New York. "Lambdin Kay." Broadcaster and celebrated thingamabob prodigy. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Sluggo: 1911

Sluggo: 1911

New York, 1911. Battling "Bat" Nelson (left) and sparring partner, our fourth look at the scrappy lightweight boxing champ. Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Beeswax at 20 Paces

Beeswax at 20 Paces

October 23, 1909. New York. "Dueling with wax bullets." Last seen here. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Overalls Parade: 1920

Overalls Parade: 1920

April 24, 1920. "Overalls parade." A demonstration against profiteering that took its name from the "overall strike," a fad that had people wearing overalls to protest the high price of men's clothing. Bain News Service photo. View full size.

 
 
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