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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

Portraits

Pensive Pavloska: 1919

Pensive Pavloska: 1919

New York, 1919. "Pavlowska." The mezzo-soprano Irene Pavloska. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

.. : 1920

.. : 1920

New York circa 1920. "Dorothy Leary & Dorothy Quinn." 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Call Me Maybe: 1921

Call Me Maybe: 1921

New York. October 26, 1921. Our second visit with the actress Peggy O'Neil. Can we talk? 5x7 inch glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

The Dolls: 1921

The Dolls: 1921

New York. October 26, 1921. "Peggy O'Neil." The Irish-American actress at ease. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

The Barefoot Baroness: 1909

The Barefoot Baroness: 1909

New York circa 1909. "Lady Richardson." The British dancer and writer Constance Stewart-Richardson (1883–1932), author of "Dancing, Beauty and Games." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

A Gaggle of Goddesses: 1923

A Gaggle of Goddesses: 1923

Washington, D.C., circa 1923. "Diana group." The virgin huntress of Roman mythology times 10. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fan Club: 1919

Fan Club: 1919

New York circa 1919. The Metropolitan Opera soprano Rosa Ponselle, pensive. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 
 
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