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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.



  • Little Miss Revlon: 1957

    Kermy Kodachromes

    Kodachrome slides taken mostly in Maryland, featuring Kermy and his sister Janet.

    20 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/09/2013 - 7:02pm

  • End of the Road: 1964

    Kodachromes 1

    Slides found on eBay and in thrift shops.

    11 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 07/30/2013 - 11:13am

  • Flowerhead: 1952

    Kodachromes 2

    Another bunch of slides from eBay and thrift stores.

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 02/23/2008 - 11:17am

  • Nuclear Family: 1956

    Kodachromes 3

    Still more eBay and thrift-shop finds.

    10 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 06/23/2009 - 6:04pm

  • Pretty in Pink: 1948

    Linda Kodachromes

    35mm Kodachromes taken from around 1946 to 1957 featuring a girl named Linda. Purchased on eBay in January 2013.

    36 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:00pm

  • Charlie's Car: 1948

    Michigan Kodachromes

    35mm slides found on eBay, June 2012. Most of them seem to have been taken around 1950 in Pinconning, Michigan.

    18 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 09/21/2013 - 1:24pm

  • Nippy & Natty: 1952

    Minnesota Kodachromes

    Kodachrome slides taken in 1951-52 by a family in Minnesota.

    28 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:27pm

  • Playing Along: 1958

    Pa. Kodachromes

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 12/22/2013 - 2:36pm

  • Next Slide Please: 1956

    SoCal 1956 Kodachromes

    A dozen 35mm Kodachromes circa 1956 from Southern California. Found on eBay and scanned by your webmaster in June 2012.

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 06/22/2012 - 6:47pm

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