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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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Boats & Bridges

Family Outing: 1921

Family Outing: 1921

New York or vicinity circa 1921. "Byron on boat." The actor Arthur Byron and family. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Gloria Swanson: 1924

Gloria Swanson: 1924

Sept. 4, 1924. The future Norma Desmond shipboard in New York. Now where'd we put our close-up lens? Bain News Service glass negative. View full size.

 

New England Fish Inc.: 1904

New England Fish Inc.: 1904

1904. "Fisher schooners at 'T' wharf, Boston. George H. Lubee at left." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sternwheeler Staples: 1910

Sternwheeler Staples: 1910

Circa 1910. "Packet steamer Jas. T. Staples." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

A.C. Pier: 1904

A.C. Pier: 1904

The Jersey Shore in 1904. "Pier at the inlet, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Grand Trunk Railway: 1900

Grand Trunk Railway: 1900

Circa 1900. "Niagara Falls, New York. Whirlpool Rapids (Grand Trunk Railway) Bridge with Michigan Central Cantilever Bridge in background." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Crossing Guard: 1943

Crossing Guard: 1943

March 1943. "Topock, Arizona (vicinity). Military sentry stationed at a bridge over the Colorado River along the Santa Fe Railroad between Seligman, Arizona, and Needles, California." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 
 
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