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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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Cars+Trucks

Barber and Ross: 1926

Barber and Ross: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "Semmes Motor Company. Barber & Ross truck." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Everywhere With Everything: 1926

Everywhere With Everything: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "I.C. Barber Motor Co., 14th & Irving Streets N.W." Here we have everything from a Hudson-Essex car dealership to moving vans to a florist to "scalp specials." And not only ghost pedestrians in this time exposure but a ghost car! Also note the use of trees as 1 Hour Parking signposts. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Street View: 1921

Street View: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Baltic Building, 606 F Street." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Kingdom of Youth: 1918

Kingdom of Youth: 1918

Washington movie houses circa 1918. "Crandall's Theater, 9th & E Streets N.W." Now playing: Madge Kennedy and Tom Moore in "The Kingdom of Youth." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Herr Dump Car: 1925

Herr Dump Car: 1925

"Herr Dump Car Mfg. Co., 1925." A new sidewalk in Washington, or the capital's Maryland suburbs. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Moses and Sons: 1923

Moses and Sons: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "W.B. Moses & Sons, F and 11th Sts." Note the unusual circular windows at the top of the building. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Fossil Fuel: 1920

Fossil Fuel: 1920

Washington, D.C. "Penn Oil and truck." A relic of the Carboniferous Age circa 1920. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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