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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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Animals

Baby Elephant Dentist: 1924

Baby Elephant Dentist: 1924

Robert Ellen pulling the tooth of baby elephant "Futz" in 1924. View full size. 4x5 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

Bill and Hattie: 1922

Bill and Hattie: 1922

Bill Snyder and Hattie at the Central Park elephant house in 1922. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Urban Elephant: 1923

Urban Elephant: 1923

December 5, 1923. Probably Washington, D.C. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress.

 

Elephant Walk: 1920

Elephant Walk: 1920

April 24, 1920. New York City. "Overalls Circus Parade." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. In the background: The Cort Hotel, probably at 301 West 48th Street and Eighth Avenue. Is it still there?

 

Officer Snodgrass: 1929

Officer Snodgrass: 1929

Officer Snodgrass of the White House police force holds a captured opossum that strayed onto White House grounds, May 6, 1929. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

Tail Wind: 1923

Tail Wind: 1923

Clowns and animals entertain kids at a children's hospital in the Washington, D.C. area on May 1, 1923. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

Monster Fish: 1910

Monster Fish: 1910

The monster sun fish caught by W.N. McMillan of E. Africa, at Santa Catalina Island, California on April 1, 1910. The weight was estimated at 3,500 lbs. View full size.

 
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