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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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Public Figures

Evelyn Nesbit: 1901

Evelyn Nesbit: 1901

New York circa 1901. "Evelyn Nesbit, age 16, brought to the studio by Stanford White." A chorus girl turned artists' model, Evelyn Nesbit was at the center of a huge scandal in 1906 when her husband killed her former lover, the architect Stanford White. View full size. 8x10 glass negative by Gertrude Käsebier.

 

Cal's Car: 1924

Cal's Car: 1924

1924. Washington, D.C. "President and Mrs. Coolidge at Bolling Field." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Champ for President: 1912

Champ for President: 1912

"Convention in session, 3 a.m." Supporters of House Speaker Champ Clark for president at the Democratic nominating convention in Baltimore, June 1912. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Bambino: 1919

Bambino: 1919

Babe Ruth in 1919. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Charles and Anne: 1929

Charles and Anne: 1929

September 18, 1929. "Lindbergh & wife." Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, four months after they married. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Cal and Liz: 1927

Cal and Liz: 1927

April 28, 1927. "Tiny tot gives President Coolidge flood relief contribution. Little Elizabeth Anne Stitt, daughter of Theodore Stitt, Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, presents Mr. Coolidge with the first 'buddy' poppy of the season." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

Woodrow Wilson: 1923

Woodrow Wilson: 1923

"Wilson in Automobile." The former president in 1923, the year before his death. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection.

 
 
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