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.
Vintage photos of:
What do you do on a warm summer's day, when Mom has just had you cut the stalks for one of her mouth-puckering rhubarb pies? Simple, you make hats of the leaves. (Then you look simple, too.) Me and my brother, roughly 1956. (Wonder if that rake is still tines up in the garden behind us?) Kodachrome, Kodak Retina. View full size.