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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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Grove Lime & Coal: 1920

Grove Lime & Coal: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Grove Lime & Coal Co." Our latest entry in the Shorpy parade of Stone Age delivery trucks. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

A Dickey Xmas: 1923

A Dickey Xmas: 1923

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1923." Eight years after our previous photo of this Washington lawyer's family, there's an extra Dickey under their somewhat spherical tree. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Pilgrim Day: 1920

Pilgrim Day: 1920

Washington, D.C. "Force School Pilgrim Day group, 1920." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Knott's Berry Farm: 1964

Knott's Berry Farm: 1964

I feel this image is appropriate for my first official Shorpy "Jump the Shark" submission. Me, my father and brother (in the car) at Knott's Berry Farm, August 1964. Shot on 35mm Montgomery Ward brand slide film. View full size.

Air Force Buddies: 1965

Air Force Buddies: 1965

This is Joe Manning. That's me on the left, and my buddy Rich. We were friends at the Air Force Academy, but not as cadets. We were assigned to the Air Force Academy Hospital. We're still close friends. This is in my dorm room. Note the trendy "big eye" painting by Margaret Keane. An old Air Force buddy who I tracked down recently sent me the photo, taken in 1965. I had no idea it existed. It's the only photo I have ever seen of me during my four years in the Air Force. It looks pretty freaky now. View full size. Fast-forward to 42 years later.

Joe & Rich: 42 Years Later

Joe & Rich: 42 Years Later

Here I am (Joe Manning) in the middle in 2007. Rich is on the right. The other guy was my roommate at the Air Force Academy. This photo was taken last year, 42 years after the other one. In 1965, Rich was cool, suave and very funny. He still is - well, maybe not as suave. He was my best man in 1969. Both of us have been married for almost 40 years. We each have two kids, and except for a short time in the 1980s, we have lived within two hours of each other since 1967.

Christmas in July: 1915

Christmas in July: 1915

"Raymond Dickey. Christmas 1915." View full size. Nat'l Photo glass negative.

 
 
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