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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 • ROSES BY VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1890

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1st Women's Fire Dept.: 1929

1st Women's Fire Dept.: 1929

"First Women's Fire Department." At the 1929 Firemen's Labor Day Parade in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

The Loaves of Summer: 1923

The Loaves of Summer: 1923

Summer 1923. Vicinity of Washington, D.C. "Boys carrying loaves of bread from wagons near beach." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Bottoms Up: 1923

Bottoms Up: 1923

October 2, 1923. Another shot of those Danish athletes at the Pension Building in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

The Thorndyke Boy: 1923

The Thorndyke Boy: 1923

1923. Washington, D.C. "F. Thorndyke." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Neck and Neck: 1926

Neck and Neck: 1926

1926. Washington, D.C. Photographing the photographing of giraffes at the National Zoo. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 

Girl Shooters: 1922

Girl Shooters: 1922

November 10, 1922. "Girls' rifle team." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Denmark's Finest: 1923

Denmark's Finest: 1923

October 4, 1923. Washington, D.C. Danish athletes at the Pension Office Building. View full size | Rear view. 5x7 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 
 
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