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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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Vincennes: 1941

Vincennes: 1941

July 1941. The Old Cathedral in Vincennes, Indiana. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Entre Nous: 1937

Entre Nous: 1937

1937. Just between you and me in Crossville, Tennessee. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Winter Haven: 1937

Winter Haven: 1937

January 1937. Family of a migratory fruit worker from Tennessee, camped in a field near a citrus packer at Winter Haven, Florida. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Fayetteville: 1941

Fayetteville: 1941

March 1941. Traffic on the main street of Fayetteville, North Carolina, at about 5 o'clock, when the workers start coming out of Fort Bragg. View from the "old marketplace." View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano.

 

Movie Mecca: 1937

Movie Mecca: 1937

1937. Movie theater in Crossville, Tennessee. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

General Outdoor: 1941

General Outdoor: 1941

July 1941. Chicago parking lot. View full size. 35mm negative by John Vachon.

 

More Art: 1919

More Art: 1919

Arthur Fields, singer and composer ("Abba Dabba Honeymoon"), and family washing their Stutz in 1919. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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