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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.

 
 
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Dorchester Heights: 1931

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Dorchester Heights: 1931

May 26, 1931. Beantown from above: "Boston, South End. Dorchester Heights from Gas Building." 4x5 film negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Boston Marbles: 1920

Boston Marbles: 1920

Boston circa 1920. "Marble contest on Boston Common." With a sizable gallery, considering the sport. 4x5 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Nash Wash: 1955

Nash Wash: 1955

In the spring of 1955, Bert and Iva's son George brought his new wife, Arax, and their 1948 Nash Ambassador home to 1022 S. 8th Street in Wausau, Wisconsin. Wonder if she also washed Bert's Hudson in the background? Kodachrome slide. Part of the Bert's Slides Collection. (Bert loved cars.) View full size.

Urban Castle: 1921

Urban Castle: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Southeast corner, Connecticut Avenue and I Street at 17th N.W." The former Army & Navy Club, which by the 1920s housed a number of medical and dental offices. 8x6 glass negative, National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Pinned: 1943

Pinned: 1943

March 1943. "Conductor G. Reynolds, checking his waybills in a caboose of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Argentine and Emporia, Kansas." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Far Horizons: 1943

Far Horizons: 1943

March 1943. "Duoro, New Mexico. Rounding a curve in the sheep and cattle country along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe between Clovis and Vaughn, New Mexico." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Redhead Posse: 1956

Redhead Posse: 1956

Bert and Iva are on the road visiting relatives. In 1956 they visited this red-headed posse in Nebraska. Stick 'em up, pardner. 35mm Kodachrome from the Bert's Slides Collection. View full size.

 
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