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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 TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

Cars+Trucks

Mission to the Cars: 1958

Mission to the Cars: 1958

August 1958, California's Mission Santa Barbara with a small but interesting selection of cars, including a speeding Rambler wagon; above it in the distance a very nice two-tone Buick; next a spiffied-up yellow coupe, '47 Chevy is my guess; classic '56 Chevy in aqua and white, then a couple of Oldsmobiles, '54 and two-tone '56. Blurry but identifiable at right, a partially-obscured '57 Chevy and a '58 Plymouth. My brother's Ektachrome slide. View full size.

Glad Tidings: 1920

Glad Tidings: 1920

"Gospel Mission, Georgetown Sunday school group, circa 1920." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Love Car

Love Car

Rear end of the blue apple of my uncle's eye. View full size.

Car Love

Car Love

Don't know much about horseless carriages to know the make of the subject of this Kodachrome. View full size.

Grrr!

Grrr!

The business end of that Cadillac. View full size.

Fins!

Fins!

Another proud Kodachrome by my uncle. View full size.

Lincoln, Nebraska: 1942

Lincoln, Nebraska: 1942

"Seed and feed store in Lincoln, Nebraska." Our third view of the Grand Grocery from 1942. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by John Vachon, OWI.

 
 
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