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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 • FRENCH BICYCLE GODDESS, c. 1898

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Big Boumi: 1923

Big Boumi: 1923

"Past and present in locomotives. Eckington Yards, June 4, 1923." A closeup of the locomotive seen here yesterday in the Baltimore & Ohio rail yard during the Masonic convention in Washington, D.C. The big engine wears the livery of "Boumi Temple," a Baltimore Shrine lodge. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Eckington Yards: 1923

Eckington Yards: 1923

        UPDATE: Click here for a better look at the big locomotive barely visible behind the freight yard sign.

"Eckington Yards, June 4, 1923." A rare and unusually detailed look at the Baltimore & Ohio rail yard in Washington, D.C., during that year's big gathering of Masonic lodges. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington Sleeps Here: 1922

Washington Sleeps Here: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "New Jersey Avenue S.E. from B Street." Lodgings in this view from the House Office Building include the Potomac, Congress Hall and President hotels (sign at left), as well as the George Washington Inn. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dance Fever: 1923

Dance Fever: 1923

1923. Washington, D.C. "Marathon dancers." One contestant seen earlier here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Opening Game: 1923

Opening Game: 1923

April 26, 1923. "Opening game." Washington's first game of the season at Griffith Stadium, where President Harding tossed out the ball and the Nats bested Philadelphia 2-1. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Table-Hopping: 1923

Table-Hopping: 1923

April 24, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Canadian horseman Jack Prestage on his thoroughbred Tipperary." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Street View: 1920

Street View: 1920

1920. "Barrett Co., Alexandria, Virginia." Thrilling sequel (prequel?) to this photo relating to the activities of the Barrett paving operation. View full size.

 
 
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