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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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Egged On: 1923

Egged On: 1923

April 2, 1923. Children eating at the White House Easter egg roll in Washington. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 

Dog Funeral: 1922

Dog Funeral: 1922

"Dog Funeral." Laying Fido to rest in Washington, D.C., circa 1922. 4x5 inch glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Our Cigar Department

Our Cigar Department

The cigar and candy counter at People's Drug Store, 7th and M Streets, Washington, D.C. Photo taken after 1909 by National Photo Company. View full size.

 

The Hooch Express: 1922

The Hooch Express: 1922

November 16, 1922. Cases of moonshine next to wreck of bootlegger's car in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

The Fab Five: 1922

The Fab Five: 1922

"Lansburgh bathing girls" in 1922 near Washington, D.C. Girl on the right: Iola Swinnerton. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company.

 

Air Circus: 1923

Air Circus: 1923

Sept. 24, 1923. Watching the planes at the Bolling Field Air Circus in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company collection, View full size.

 

Taylor Motor Co.: 1923

Taylor Motor Co.: 1923

1923. "Taylor Motor Co. exterior," a Ford dealership in Washington, D.C. 5x4 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 
 
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