Related to this question, I have found a page in the 1940 US Census of which I would like a clearer image. Would it be easy or straightforward to obtain one from another source? (The source if my image is Ancestry.com.)
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Archive.org has independently scanned US census images, although not unfortunately for 1940. Their description is:
I believe that the images for 1940 were digitised by NARA from microfilms made in the 1940s or early 1950s. Once the microfilming was completed, the original documents were destroyed by the Bureau of the Census. So the only way of getting a clearer page would be if one of the providers such as Ancestry invested in some digital signal processing to clean them up.
The image on your other question looks to me like Police Precinct 6, Tract 19. A name would help to narrow it down.
This query on FamilySearch has about 8000 records matching against that precinct/tract. Searching on Rittenhouse Street does not provide any results.
Ok, I think this your matching image. How I found it:
It's also worth noting that searching for, say, "Raymond Mitchell" in Precinct 6, Tract 19 would have gotten you immediately to the record in question.
Digital images of the 1940 census were sold to Ancestry.com. FamilySearch..org, Archives.com and other content providers by NARA who prepared the original images. You could try any of those sites.