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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Cars+Trucks

Apple Turnover: 1926

Apple Turnover: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926 or 1927. "Liberty Pie Company truck wreck." 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Stuck Truck: 1921

Stuck Truck: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Tree 1, Car 0

Tree 1, Car 0

Washington, D.C. "Auto Wreck, 1925." View full size. National Photo Company.

 

1st Women's Fire Dept.: 1929

1st Women's Fire Dept.: 1929

"First Women's Fire Department." At the 1929 Firemen's Labor Day Parade in Washington, D.C. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Totaled: 1923

Totaled: 1923

1923. Assistant Postmaster General John Bartlett's car in Washington after an accident. Bartlett, a former governor of New Hampshire, survived. Details of the wreck, unfortunately, did not. View full size. National Photo Co. Collection.

 

I'm a Wreck: 1923

I'm a Wreck: 1923

"Auto Wreck, 1923." Another Washington, D.C., vehicular mishap, this time at the Library of Congress. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

1923 Wreck Redux

1923 Wreck Redux

July 30, 1923. Washington, D.C. A closeup from this morning's post of a wrecked car in the water. View full size. National Photo Co. glass negative.

 
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