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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

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Shallow End: 1923

Shallow End: 1923

1923. Swimmers at the Wardman Park Hotel pool in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Chloro Boat: 1921

Chloro Boat: 1921

Workers on a Chloro boat, which was used for disinfecting large outdoor swimming areas. This photo was likely taken in the Washington, D.C., area. Photo from the National Photo Company collection, 1921. View full size.

 

Cabinet children: 1922

Cabinet children: 1922

The children of U.S. cabinet members at Easter, April 1922. Photo from the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

 

Urban Elephant: 1923

Urban Elephant: 1923

December 5, 1923. Probably Washington, D.C. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress.

 

Sennett Girls: 1919

Sennett Girls: 1919

"Mack Sennett girls in costume" circa 1919. Sennett, an early producer of silent films, was known as the King of Comedy for his slapstick reels. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

The Wind-Up: 1921

The Wind-Up: 1921

A child playing baseball. From the National Photo Company collection, 1921. View full size.

 

I Want Food

I Want Food

Children picket at a waiters strike at the Raleigh Hotel in Washington, D.C. From the National Photo Company collection, between 1918 and 1920. View full size.

 
 
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