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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:12 pm 
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I apologize if this has been posted before, but I just recently discovered this for myself and wanted to share with those who didn't know. US Library of Congress has digitized and posted a large number of photos from its collection on the web. Most of the digitized photos are from 1890s-1910s (through there are many later ones as well). Among them a huge number of photos of the warships of that period. And those are the ships that are usually impossible to find. The best thing about it is that in addition to the previews they've posted a very high quality .tiff files that can be downloaded and allow you to see every detail of the ship. The fans of the US pre-dreadnoughts and early dreadnought time period ships will find it most useful as there are huge number of photos there (including deck views), but other nation's ships that have visited US are also present there. For example here are some French pre-dreadnoughts (click on the link to go to the information page for the photo, tiffs can be downloaded from there):

Justice
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http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/ ... 8cb58ff91e
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http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det199 ... fa9762cd3a

Liberte
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http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/ ... 8cb58ff91e
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http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det199 ... fa9762cd3a

Verite
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http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det199 ... 953ddb48a9

Main photo search page is here:
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Nice! Will move it up to the links section in a bit :)

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...now I will never go to bed!!!


What a superb resource!

Thank you!!!


JIM B-- furiously downloading tiff files.... :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:33 pm 
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JIM BAUMANN wrote:
...now I will never go to bed!!!


What a superb resource!

Thank you!!!


JIM B-- furiously downloading tiff files.... :big_grin:


Yeah, I haven't been really working for the last week, all of my time has been spent looking at the pretty pictures, ever since I've found this site :).


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:52 pm 
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The Library of Congress has got some great stuff... if you're into color photos of early WWII US aircraft check out the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection.

Do you like Mustangs?
http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/fsac/ ... 35323v.jpg
http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/fsac/ ... 35398v.jpg
http://memory.loc.gov/service/pnp/fsac/ ... 35324v.jpg

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I love the guns on the last Mustang. The extended barrels make it look like an Apache, the Dive Bombing version of the Mustang.

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Oh God, how did I miss this link?!

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...now I will never go to bed!!!


You can say that again Jim!

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