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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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A Garden Party: 1929

A Garden Party: 1929

June 27, 1929. "President and Mrs. Hoover greeting their guests at White House reception for veterans." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Thanksgiving: May 1925

Thanksgiving: May 1925

May 21, 1925. "White House garden party for wounded veterans. President and Mrs. Coolidge greeting guests." National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

J. Edgar Hoover: 1924

J. Edgar Hoover: 1924

December 22, 1924. "J.E. Hoover, Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice." A young J. Edgar Hoover, age 29, director of the government agency that we know today as the FBI. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

See Dick Run: 1956

See Dick Run: 1956

August 1956. "Attendees at the Republican National Convention, San Francisco, California." They liked Ike, and Richard Nixon too. Photograph by Thomas J. O'Halloran, U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 

Norma Shearer: 1929

Norma Shearer: 1929

July 24, 1929. "Norma Shearer (Mrs. Irving Thalberg)." The Oscar-winning actress at the White House. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Sisler, Ruth, Cobb: 1924

Sisler, Ruth, Cobb: 1924

October 4, 1924. "Sisler, Ruth, Cobb." George Sisler, Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb at the first game of the 1924 World Series at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dog of War: 1862

Dog of War: 1862

1862. The Peninsula, Virginia. "Lt. George A. Custer with dog." Photographs from the main Eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862. Wet plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 
 
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