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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 • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

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Crawford Notch: 1900

Crawford Notch: 1900

New Hampshire circa 1900. "Crawford Notch from Mount Willard, White Mountains." And on the horizon, the Grayscale Range. View full size.

 

Dakota: 1940

Dakota: 1940

October 1940. "North Dakota landscape. McHenry County." Medium-format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Way Out West: 1943

Way Out West: 1943

March 1943. "Eastbound track of the Santa Fe R.R. across desert country near South Chaves, New Mexico." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Long View: 1902

The Long View: 1902

Sapphire, North Carolina, circa 1902. "View from the Lodge on Mount Toxaway." Glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Junkscape: 1935

Junkscape: 1935

November 1935. "Auto dump near Easton, Pennsylvania." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Leaving Cadiz: 1943

Leaving Cadiz: 1943

March 1943. "Santa Fe R.R. line leaving Cadiz, California. This town is a junction point with a branch going to Phoenix." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 

Island Palms: 1941

Island Palms: 1941

December 1941. "Palm trees along the road, vicinity of Christiansted, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands." View full size. Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

 
 
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