Fantastic collection of images from the National Archives, processed in Photoshop for clarity, contrast, detail.
child of white migrant worker ironing in tent camp near harlingen, texas | february 1939 | foto: russell lee
A few of the young boys working on the night shift at the alexandria glass factory | june 1911 alexandria virginia | foto: lewis wickes hine.
December 1936: "Christmas dinner in home of Earl Pauley near Smithfield, Iowa. Dinner consisted of potatoes, cabbage and pie." Another photo above with their father
newsgirls coming through the alley | march 1909 hartford connecticut | foto: lewis wickes hine
Eighteen-year-old Ruth Malcomson, Miss Philadelphia of 1924. Later that year in Atlantic City, she would be crowned Miss America. 5x7 glass negative, Atlantic Foto Service/George Grantham Bain Collection.
Times Square: 1943 New York, March 1943. "Times Square on a rainy day." John Vachon for the Office of War Information
Mrs. B. Bakes: Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Mrs. Beuchert." Whose psychedelic stove is far out, man. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. Click to view full size.
December 21, 1908. Newton, North Carolina. "More youngsters in Newton Cotton Mills. Out of 150 employees there were 20 of these boys and girls." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.
Lewis W. Hine Children playing with Campbell Kid dolls, New York City, March 1912 [via Shorpy]
Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Oppenheimer's dress shop." National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
Ca. 1863. "Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with forage cap carrying a bone handle knife in breast pocket." Sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress.
Little Italy: New York circa 1905. "Mulberry Street. Italian neighborhood with street market." 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.
"Powerhouse Mechanic and Steam Pump" (1920). One of Lewis Wickes Hine's celebrated "work portraits" made after he completed his decade-long project documenting child labor.