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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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Double the Fun: 1972

Double the Fun: 1972

This picture was taken at San Felipe in 1972. On the left is my grandpa's second wife Marcie, in the middle is my aunt Mary, and on the right is my grandpa. My great grandpa is superimposed on top (or beneath?) holding some fish. While Marcie's scowl might suggest otherwise, she was one of the few sources of stability and normality in my father's life growing up. View full size

I still use them

They're always fun to do on purpose. Plus I get more value out of my roll of film!

I miss double exposures!

You just can't get the same interesting odd effect with modern digital photography, even with Photoshop.

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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