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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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Portraits

Mermaid: 1939

Mermaid: 1939

A fashion model underwater in the dolphin tank at Marineland, Florida. View full size. A similar image by fashion photographer Toni Frissell was published in Vogue in October 1939. Frissell had a knack for taking photos of women underwater. In 1947 she took another photo at Weeki Wachee Spring, which we posted as Lady in the Water.

 

On a Pier: c. 1902

On a Pier: c. 1902

A woman wearing bonnet poses on a photo set of a pier with a painting of a fishing boat in the background. Photograph by Fritz W. Guerin, c. 1902. View full size.

Nettie Featherston: 1938

Nettie Featherston: 1938

June 1938. Nettie Featherston, laborer's wife with three children near Childress, Texas. "I just prayed and prayed and prayed all the time that God would take care of us and not let my children starve." View full size | Audio interview.

 

Dorothea Lange: 1936

Dorothea Lange: 1936

Dorothea Lange, Resettlement Administration photographer, in California atop car with her giant camera. February 1936. View full size.

 

Tenant Farmer: 1939

Tenant Farmer: 1939

July 1939. Tenant farmer in Chatham County, North Carolina. View full size. Farm Security Administration photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Sick Baby: 1939

Sick Baby: 1939

April 1939. Farm Security Administration migrant camp at Westley, California. Migrant mother with sick baby and agricultural workers medical association card. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 

Peach Picker: 1936

Peach Picker: 1936

July 1936. Peach picker in Musella, Georgia. Earns 75 cents a day. View full size. Photograph by Dorothea Lange.

 
 
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