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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Portraits

Divining Mrs. M: 1936

Divining Mrs. M: 1936

Circa 1936. "Muschenheim, William, Mrs., portrait photograph." Wife of the modernist architect. Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

Goldbeck, Mrs., With Dog

Goldbeck, Mrs., With Dog

October 18, 1926. "Goldbeck, Walter, Mrs., with dog. 1 West 66th Street, New York City." 4x5 nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Evelyn and Russell: 1913

Evelyn and Russell: 1913

New York, 1913. "Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw and son." Photo by Arnold Genthe, whose serene portrait belies the intensity of the scandal that engulfed Evelyn when her husband killed her former lover, the architect Stanford White, in 1906. While Harry Thaw denied paternity of the child raised as his son, Evelyn always maintained that Russell Thaw was conceived during a conjugal visit with her husband at Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. View full size.

 

Full Nelson: 1953

Full Nelson: 1953

January 1953. "Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky Nelson of television show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," a sitcom that ran from 1952 to 1966. Color transparency by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Born a Rebel: 1860s

Born a Rebel: 1860s

Ca. 1861-65. "Young soldier in Confederate shell jacket and forage cap with single shot pistol." Sixth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

The Belles of Belcourt: 1918

The Belles of Belcourt: 1918

Vermont wedding? Not quite. "Belcourt Seminary graduating class." The Washington, D.C., girls' finishing school circa 1918. View full size.

 

Rusty: 1863

Rusty: 1863

Ca. 1863. "Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with forage cap carrying a bone handle knife in breast pocket." Sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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