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:
Here's my great uncle Paul at my great grandparents house in East LA. The photo was taken in May, 1957. Unfortunately I didn't have the negative and had to scan the badly faded Kodacolor print which I cleaned up a bit in Photoshop. View full size.