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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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Christmas 1969, image one

Christmas 1969, image one

Christmas dinner at my grandparents' house in Floral Park, NY, 1969. Left, My mother, Rosemarie; My Aunt Barbara; My uncle Patrick; one of my aunt's sisters (I can't remember her name); my uncle Ralph; my aunt Loraine and cousin Mary. View full size.

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I used to play office

with the punch cards my dad brought home from his job at IBM. And remember the Christmas trees made from folding each page of a Reader's Digest and then spraying it green or gold?


Indeed... Younger visitors wouldn't understand the significance of the tacky crafts made from discarded (pardon the pun) punch cards. Christmas trees and wreaths come to mind. Anyone who worked with computers back in the mid-70s always had boxes and boxes of them hanging about.

And here is a great home decorating idea... Punch card window blinds

There is a resurgence in the form of stamp art made on punch cards.

Punch Card Wreath

That's a nifty gold spray painted wreath made out of IBM cards on the wall!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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