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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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Teen Spirit: 1926

Teen Spirit: 1926

July 9, 1926. Washington, D.C. "Girls in bathing suits with ukuleles." Identified in the caption of another photo as Elaine Griggs, Virginia Hunter, Mary Kaminsky, Dorothy Kelly and Hazel Brown. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Rice Princesses: 1938

Rice Princesses: 1938

October 1938. "Princesses on float at the National Rice Festival parade. Crowley, Louisiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Icecapade: 1924

Icecapade: 1924

February 23, 1924. A winter frolic along the frozen banks of the Potomac in Washington. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Valentine Lounging: 1920

Valentine Lounging: 1920

"Valentine lounging." The actress Grace Valentine poolside in Long Island circa 1920. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Bathing Beach Parade: 1919

Bathing Beach Parade: 1919

July 26, 1919. Washington, D.C. Swimsuit "bathing beach parade" at the Tidal Basin. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Aeronautic Girls: 1929

Aeronautic Girls: 1929

September 9, 1929. "Girls of Aeronautic Division, Department of Commerce." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Egg Role: 1920

Egg Role: 1920

The stage actress Martha-Bryan Allen (whose sister Elizabeth Allen was mother of "Bewitched" star Elizabeth Montgomery), circa 1920. View full size. G.G. Bain.

 
 
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