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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

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Fountain Drinks: 1950

Fountain Drinks: 1950

A New Jersey lunch counter and soda fountain circa 1950. View full size.

Cheers: 1940

Cheers: 1940

February 1940. "Girls in beer parlor adjoining dance hall. Marshalltown, Iowa." View full size. Medium format safety negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 

Bye, Y'all: 1939

Bye, Y'all: 1939

May 1939. "Booth in hamburger stand. Alpine, Texas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Back at the Diner: 1939

Back at the Diner: 1939

May 1939. "Man in hamburger stand. Alpine, Texas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Beer for Rent: 1943

Beer for Rent: 1943

March 1943. "Raceland, Louisiana. U.S. Highway 90." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information.

 

T-Bone 50 Cents: 1939

T-Bone 50 Cents: 1939

May 1939. "Interior of hamburger stand. Waiting for customer. Alpine, Texas." View full size. 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration.

 

Hamburgers 5 Cents: 1941

Hamburgers 5 Cents: 1941

October 1941. An exterior view of the White Tower (called "White Tavern" in the LOC captions) restaurant in Amsterdam, New York. View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by John Collier for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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