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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

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Hello Out There: 1939

Hello Out There: 1939

A radio mast in Ramallah, British-Mandate Palestine, sometime around 1939. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, Matson Photo Service. Alternate view.

 

Skiing in the Cedars: 1946

Skiing in the Cedars: 1946

Members of the American Mission in Beirut & Tripoli ski in the Cedars, Lebanon. From the Matson Photo Service, 1946. View full size.

 

Ramallah: 1939

Ramallah: 1939

Radio masts in Ramallah, British Mandate Palestine, circa 1939. 5x7 dry plate glass negative from the Matson Photo Service collection. View full size.

 

I Am the Oud Man: 1940

I Am the Oud Man: 1940

Oud player at the Palestine Broadcasting Service studios in Jerusalem circa 1940 during the British Mandate. View full size. 5x7 acetate, Matson Photo Service.

 

On the Air: 1936

On the Air: 1936

A radio studio control room in British Mandate Palestine between 1936 and 1939. View full size. 5x7 dry plate glass negative, Matson Photo Service.

 

Air Travel in Africa: 1936

Air Travel in Africa: 1936

Travelers board an aircraft in an unknown region of Africa. From the Matson Photo Service, 1936. View full size.

 

Prendergast Wedding

Prendergast Wedding

The wedding of Miss Speed to Major Prendergast. Photograph by Matson Photo Service, 1940-1946. View full size.

 
 
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