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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 • THERE'S NO MEDICINE FOR REGRET, 1945

Cars+Trucks

All Aboard the School Truck: 1935

All Aboard the School Truck: 1935

October 1935. Red House, West Virginia. Youngsters on the way to school. 35mm negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Buick Badges

Buick Badges

A closeup of the badges seen here. View full size.

Silver City Buick: 1940

Silver City Buick: 1940

May or June 1940. "Insignias on tourist's car seen in Silver City, New Mexico." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

 

Birds of a Feather: 1939

Birds of a Feather: 1939

May 1939. "Farm woman. Vendor of chickens at farmers' market in Weatherford, Texas." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA. View full size.

 

Texas 1939

Texas 1939

May 1939. "Seeds for sale on luggage carrier of automobile, farmers' market, Weatherford, Texas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Dubuque: 1940

Dubuque: 1940

April 1940. "Business section of Dubuque, Iowa. The rich live in houses on the cliffs seen in background." View full size. 35mm negative by John Vachon.

 

H.V. Bretney: 1938

H.V. Bretney: 1938

Summer 1938. "Old tannery in Springfield, Ohio." 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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