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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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Wireless Dude: 1910

Wireless Dude: 1910

October 1910. "Wireless operator Ginsburg of Trent." Radioman Ginsburg aboard the steamship Trent, which, after being alerted by "Morse lamp," took on passengers from Walter Wellman's hydrogen dirigible America near Bermuda in an exciting air-to-sea rescue that saved all those aboard the foundering airship, including a tabby cat. 5x7 glass negative, G.G. Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Shutterbugs Ahoy: 1922

Shutterbugs Ahoy: 1922

"White House photographers, August 6, 1922." Possibly a recreational outing on the Potomac. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tiller Girls: 1926

Tiller Girls: 1926

New York, 1926. "Tiller girls." Arriving from England, 16 chorus girls in the troupe originated by British musical-theater impresario and precision-dancing pioneer John Tiller. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain. View full size.

 

Queensboro Bridge: 1909

Queensboro Bridge: 1909

New York, 1909. The new Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge over the East River. 8x10 inch glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Erie Canal: 1904

Erie Canal: 1904

"1904. Erie Canal at Salina Street, Syracuse, New York." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Mary H. Miller: 1905

Mary H. Miller: 1905

Circa 1905. "A Mississippi River floating dry dock, Vicksburg." The sternwheeler Mary H. Miller. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Battleship: 1917

Battleship: 1917

Washington vicinity ca. 1917. "Military training." Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 
 
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