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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.

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VOLUNTEER FOR VICTORY

Market Street: 1957

Market Street: 1957

Looking east on Market Street in San Francisco from the Old Federal Office Building. Note the electric buses. This is quite a bustling scene, but I wonder if the poor pedestrians caught in the center island ever made it all the way across the street. 35mm Anscochrome. View full size.

Bygone Disneyland: 1965

Bygone Disneyland: 1965

Three things that no longer exist: 1. Captain Hook's Pirate Ship, from which I took this shot 47 years ago this month; 2. Skyway to Tomorrowland; 3. Kodachrome. View full size.

Union League Club: 1905

Union League Club: 1905

Circa 1905. "Union League Club, Philadelphia." With a nice carbon-arc lamp out front. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hitched: 1949

Hitched: 1949

"1949." From the same batch of slides as 1951's Family Vacation comes this Kodachrome of a similar trailer. Click here for a side view. View full size.

 

Uneasy Rider: 1936

Uneasy Rider: 1936

July 1936. "Drought refugees from North Dakota in Montana." The lad last seen here getting a drink. 3¼ x 4¼ negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Family Vacation: 1951

Family Vacation: 1951

"Burt Lake, 1951." Our young man with color-coordinated Plymouth and travel trailer, and Mama at the wheel. 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Ducktail Trailer: 1936

Ducktail Trailer: 1936

May 1936. Bay City, Michigan. "Deluxe Kauneel auto trailer." Similar to the one seen here. Medium format negative by Taylor. View full size.

 
 
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