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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

All Our Children: 1964

All Our Children: 1964

Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. "Entire Cornett family on porch; Willie, Vivian and twelve children." Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

Willie and Vivian: 1964

Willie and Vivian: 1964

"Leatherwood, Kentucky, 1964. Willie and Vivian Cornett sitting on porch." Willie, a recently laid off coal miner, and wife Vivian had 12 children when William Gedney snapped this exposure on his first visit with the Cornett family. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

Gaston Street: 1939

Gaston Street: 1939

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1939. "312 Gaston Street West." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Transitorium: 1910

Transitorium: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Pennsylvania Station. Concourse showing gates, indicators." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Biscayne Barbie: 1972

Biscayne Barbie: 1972

"Cornett family, Kentucky, 1972. Girls playing with Barbie dolls next to parked car." More members of the Cornett clan and its fleet of vehicles. William Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

Great Lakes Engineering Works: 1906

Great Lakes Engineering Works: 1906

Ecorse, Michigan, circa 1906. "Great Lakes Engineering Works." Another look at this ship-building concern on the Detroit River near Lake Erie. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Young America: 1964

Young America: 1964

"Cornett family, 1964. Teenage boy smoking." An image from photographer William Gedney's first visit with the Cornett family in Leatherwood, Kentucky. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

 
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