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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

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.

Countdown to Suburbia: 1963

Countdown to Suburbia: 1963

I thought I'd get on the 35mm black-and-white bandwagon with this one I shot on Kodak Plus-X in August 1963. A few weeks later my sister and her family moved into this, their new home in Diamond Bar, California. My brother (left) and I were down for a visit, so we all piled into their 1959 Rambler and headed out from their then-home base in South Gate to look the new place over. My sister is holding my niece, then 6 months old; I, seventeen years old, am behind the lens of my Kodak Retinette, then nine months old. Two years later, I stood on their front walk, turned around and took this shot. View full size.

Aerial Bridge: 1908

Aerial Bridge: 1908

Duluth, Minnesota, circa 1908. "Aerial bridge car, Duluth Ship Canal." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Framed: 1972

Framed: 1972

"Cornett family, Kentucky, 1972. Boy looking out from truck bed." The youngster seen earlier in "Chevy Men." Print from 35mm negative by William Gedney. Gedney Photographs and Writings Collection, Duke University. View full size.

 
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