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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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Swingers: 1923

Swingers: 1923

May 4, 1923. "Mrs. Virginia Riter, Mrs. E.M. Allison, Mrs. Helen Rutan." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Potomac Rowers: 1921

Potomac Rowers: 1921

"Potomac Boat Club Sema [?] Sig," 1921, with the Key Bridge under construction in the background. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Waiting for President Harding: 1922

Waiting for President Harding: 1922

Little Miss Tarkington, the daughter of Mrs. W. Tarkington Jr., sits on the steps of the White House patiently waiting to snap a picture of President Warren G. Harding on June 29, 1922. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

Happy, Smiling Faces: 1922

Happy, Smiling Faces: 1922

A group portrait with children waving taken on July 24, 1922. The circumstances of the gathering and the location were not recorded, but it was likely taken in the Washington, D.C. area. National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

Clown Band: 1923

Clown Band: 1923

A clown band plays at a children's hospital in the Washington, D.C. area on May 1, 1923. 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.

 

Children's Hospital Circus: 1923

Children's Hospital Circus: 1923

The circus visits a children's hospital in the Washington, D.C. area on May 1, 1923. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 
 
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