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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Big Globe

Big Globe

Another from the collection. Early 60's judging by the collection of cars. I have no idea where this is, or what purpose it served, please help if anyone knows. View full size.

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I say yes it is

Wayne I have to agree that this is the Telstar Radome. In this particular collection of negatives, a lot of the pictures are from Maine. Plus comparing it too your photo, it is exactly alike. According to Wikipedia it was torn down in the 90's and the land returned to nature.

Telstar Radome

I believe this is the Telstar Radome in Andover Maine. The IEEE Global History Network

has more information.

DEW, SAGE, etc.

Cold War era radome.

Pacific Rim

Note the early Toyota Land Cruiser, no wraparound rear corner windows.. (FJ-25?)

Picture may be along the US Pacific Coast..

In October 1966 I moved to Honolulu where Land Cruisers were advertised in TV (great Japanese commercial dubbed into transliterated English) As a car nut from the East Coast this commercial was my first exposure to the Land Cruiser.. Several years later Datsun and Toyota were just entering the East Coast market. Mid-America was even later.

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