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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 • KEEP CLEAN WPA POSTER, 1939

Flower Children: 1974

Flower Children: 1974

My brother and sister-in-law amongst the daisies and California poppies in our back yard in Larkspur, California, captured by me on 35mm Kodacolor. When I was a kid, we called this this vacant lot "The Field," as it was covered mainly by wild oats, thus making it perfect for summertime sledding on wax-coated cardboard carton pieces. The wax was actually from slabs of paraffin my mother used in jam and jelly making. How Norman Rockwell can you get. View full size.

East From Majestic: 1903

East From Majestic: 1903

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1903. "Wayne County Building, looking east from Majestic Building." This view includes a couple of the city's arc-lamp "moonlight towers." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Alhambra: 1911

Alhambra: 1911

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1911. "Euclid Avenue at 105th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Grimshawe House: 1906

Grimshawe House: 1906

Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "The Grimshawe House." A pleasant street where the neighbors are quiet and have deep roots in the community. 6½ x 8½ inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Huron Street: 1910

Huron Street: 1910

Port Huron, Michigan, circa 1910. "Huron Street and ferry landing." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Western Star: 1903

Western Star: 1903

October 3, 1903. Wyandotte, Michigan. "Launch of the Western Star." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Dennis: 1905

The Dennis: 1905

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1905. "The Dennis." Where you can get pushed around on the Boardwalk. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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