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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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Colorized: Donald and Priscilla Jenne

Colorized: Donald and Priscilla Jenne

Colorized from black & white here. My Grandfather, Donald Dickinson Jenne was born in Rochester, NY in 1891. His family lived in Elgin Illinois at the time, so I can only suppose that they were visiting relatives or traveling back to see family. In 1919 Donald and Gladys Jenness were married in Minneapolis, MN. In August of 1922, their first child, daughter Priscilla Marguerite was born. In July 1923 they posed here at the lake house in northern Wisconsin on Lac Courtes 'Oreilles. His obvious joy in her is so wonderful. Her expression is one she carried with her all her life. A beautiful and direct smile. Priscilla is my mother. View full size.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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