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.
It was one year ago, June 23, 2008, that I uploaded my first photos to Shorpy. Ironic that on that date, exactly one year less a day before Kodak discontinued the film, one of them was a Kodachrome. This is me, in Kodachrome, shooting Kodachrome with my Kodak Retinette, in July 1967. View full size.