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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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Standard Upholstery: 1926

Standard Upholstery: 1926

Washington, D.C. "Industrial exposition, 1926. Standard Upholstery Co." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Washington Wizard: 1925

Washington Wizard: 1925

August 8, 1925. "Dr. H.W. Evans, Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, K.K.K. parade, Washington." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Star Lunch: 1922

Star Lunch: 1922

1922. "Policeman directing traffic at Ninth and G Streets N.W., Washington, D.C." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Service Above Self: 1925

Service Above Self: 1925

July 23, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Central Union mission outing -- orphans' picnic." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Doll Capitol: 1925

Doll Capitol: 1925

1925. "Miss Virginia S. Caldwell of Carbondale, Ill." Visiting Washington with her family. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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