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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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Hotel Winston: 1913

Hotel Winston: 1913

Washington, D.C., 1913. "Winston Hotel car." Parked, it would seem, in front of the Hotel Winston, First Street and Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. View full size.

 

Urban Castle: 1921

Urban Castle: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Southeast corner, Connecticut Avenue and I Street at 17th N.W." The former Army & Navy Club, which by the 1920s housed a number of medical and dental offices. 8x6 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Public Space: 1925

Public Space: 1925

1925. "Convention Hall bowling alleys, lobby." Mezzanine of a long-vanished Washington D.C. landmark, the old Liberty Market at Fifth and K streets. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Perfect Ice Cream: 1910s

Perfect Ice Cream: 1910s

Union Station in Washington, D.C., circa 1914. Points of interest include the ice cream shack and trolley switch tower. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

All Aboard: 1919

All Aboard: 1919

Circa 1919. "Streetcar in Washington, D.C." With what seems to be a pedestrian-scooper in the "up" position. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Incontinental Van Lines

Incontinental Van Lines

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Guaranty Storage Co. truck." Last glimpsed here, before having a little accident. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

The Birds: 1923

The Birds: 1923

Nov. 9, 1923. Washington, D.C. "McAdoo children." Mary and Ellen McAdoo, whose grandfather was Woodrow Wilson. National Photo Co. View full size.

 
 
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