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.
Vintage photos of:
New Jersey, 1962. "People riding motorcycles, including members from various state chapters of the Motor Maids." Mom, could you drop me off a block from school? Photo by Bob Sandberg for Look magazine. View full size.
Los Angeles, 1952. Just the facts: "Actor/director Jack Webb on the set of the television show Dragnet." Photo by John Vachon for the Look magazine article "For Dragnet's Jack Webb, Crime Pays Off." View full size.
"Edith & Patricia on sofa - Houston." Another colorful slide from the Linda Kodachromes. Who can guess the year? [UPDATE: It's 1953.] View full size.