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:
June 1953. "Activities at the Sun Fun Festival, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Mickey Spillane, one of the beauty pageant judges, on the beach with a woman." From photos by Jim Hansen for the Look magazine assignment "Behind the Scenes -- Beauty and the Beach." View full size.
Tom Jensen, Los Angeles police officer, chef at the Police Academy and part time actor. I scanned this photo at a family reunion for my mother's 90th birthday. He was my mother's stepmother's brother-in-law's brother. View full size.
Manhattan circa 1906. "Times Building." The recently completed New York Times newspaper headquarters, now encased in electronic signage and venue of the News Year's "ball drop," gave the former Longacre Square its current name. Photoprint by Irving Underhill. View full size.
"Library at SCPC (Signal Corps Photographic Center) for enlisted men only." From the estate of a former Army Signal Corps photographer. View full size.