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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 • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

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Rear Window: 1941

Rear Window: 1941

December 1941. Sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico. View full size. Medium format Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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.

 

St. Croix: 1941

St. Croix: 1941

December 1941. Another image from Jack Delano's Caribbean assignment. "Farm road near one of the villages on the northern coast of St. Croix, Virgin Islands." View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the FSA.

 

Night on Catherine: 1954

Night on Catherine: 1954

"Montreal July 1954. Night on Catherine and Peel Streets." From Set 3 of found 35mm Kodachrome slides. View full size. I don't know about you, but I'm heading right over to the Indian Room to meet Jack Delano for cocktails.

Key West: 1957

Key West: 1957

April 1957. "Mom's birthday, Key West, Florida." From Set 3 of found 35mm Kodachrome slides. View full size. No horseplay in the pool, kids!

Three Girl Pyramid: 1957

Three Girl Pyramid: 1957

One cold February night your webmaster was faced with a choice: Poignant sepia- tinged Lewis Hine urchin ("says 12 yrs., but it is doubtful") or a 1957 Kodachrome titled "Three Girl Pyramid." After a nanosecond of deliberation, the Oscar for Best Transparency in a 100-Year-Old Photo Blog goes to: "Three Girl Pyramid"! [Rest of the caption: "Beautiful Florida Cypress Gardens 4/5/57."] View full size.

 

Broad Channel: 1915

Broad Channel: 1915

"Dinner at Broad Channel." Summer cottage in the Jamaica Bay, Queens, island community circa 1915. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
 
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