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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 • GEORGE WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

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No. 8 Bus: 1940

No. 8 Bus: 1940

February 1940. Getting on the bus during a snowstorm in Chillicothe, Ohio. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

To Grandmother's House We Go

To Grandmother's House We Go

February 1940. A wintry scene near Chillicothe, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Parkersburg: 1940

Parkersburg: 1940

February 1940. A snowy intersection with gas station in Parkersburg, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 

Sleet Street: 1940

Sleet Street: 1940

February 1940. A snowy street in Parkersburg, West Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Slushmobile: 1939

Slushmobile: 1939

January 1939. Navigating the business district of Herrin, Illinois, after a snowstorm. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein.

 

On the Town: 1936

On the Town: 1936

April 1936. Three ladies out and about in Jackson, Ohio. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Theodor Jung for the Farm Security Administration.

 

IC Conditions: 1940

IC Conditions: 1940

February 1940. Shoppers on a wet winter day in the business district of Iowa City. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. Greetings to his daughter, Shorpy fan Annie Rothstein-Segan. "Dad would have loved to know that you feature his pictures so often," she writes. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

 
 
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