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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 • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Travel & Vacation

Warming Up: 1941

Warming Up: 1941

January 1941. Band composed of guests at a trailer park in Sarasota, Florida. View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Marion Post Wolcott.

 

Winter Sports in Arosa: 1939

Winter Sports in Arosa: 1939

A 1938 promotional poster showing the many types of winter sports available in Arosa, Switzerland: Ice hockey, ice skating, skiing, and curling. View full size.

Bahamas: 1949

Bahamas: 1949

For a slight change of pace, here's a 35mm Kodachrome taken by my grandmother on a sailing trip around the Bahamas in 1949. View full size.

Black and White: 1939

Black and White: 1939

July 1939. "Negro drinking at 'colored' water cooler in Oklahoma City streetcar terminal." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee.

 

Yellowstone: 1938

Yellowstone: 1938

It's the third Tuesday in September - so it must be Old Poster Day at Shorpy.com! Old Faithful erupts in this circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen for Yellowstone National Park. View full size. Available as a fine-art print.

 

Fort Marion: 1938

Fort Marion: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Fort Marion National Monument. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 

Grand Canyon: 1938

Grand Canyon: 1938

Circa 1938 National Park Service silkscreen poster for Grand Canyon National Park. View full size. Available as a Juniper Gallery fine-art print.

 
 
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