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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 NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Portraits

Beulah Ogle: 1933

Beulah Ogle: 1933

November 1933. Gatlinburg, Tennessee. "Beulah Ogle preparing warp for weaving at the Pi Beta Phi School. She is a new weaver at the school and lives on a mountain farm." Another example of Lewis Hine's post-newsie oeuvre. Large format nitrate negative, National Archives. View full size.

 

Asleep on His Feet: 1938

Asleep on His Feet: 1938

Summer 1938. "Negro asleep. Florence County, South Carolina." 3¼x4¼ negative in the FSA archive attributed to "Cox, photographer." View full size.

 

Fan Club: 1920

Fan Club: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Mrs. B.H. Williamson, group." Two birds of a feather. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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.

 
 
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