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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 • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

YWCA: 1906

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YWCA: 1906

Poughkeepsie, New York, circa 1906. "Young Women's Christian Association." And, presumably, a young Christian woman at the door. View full size.

 

Big Box: 1906

Big Box: 1906

Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1906. "Columbia Building, Fourth and Main." An interesting look at the gritty environment of the urban horse. And maybe a record for the number of insulators on one tree in a Shorpy photo. View full size.

 

Pensacola Cannonball: 1906

Pensacola Cannonball: 1906

Pensacola, Florida, circa 1906. "Louisville & Nashville Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Family and Friends: 1950s

Family and Friends: 1950s

I don't know who all the people are, but the woman third from the left is grandmother Carrie Fox and the woman farthest to the right I only know as "Babe" (who, if I remember right, was the maid). If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say this is the early fifties. View full size.

Smoke and Mirrors: 1912

Smoke and Mirrors: 1912

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1912. "White Star steamer Owana leaving for Detroit." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Tuller: 1914

The Tuller: 1914

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1914. "Hotel Tuller, Grand Circus Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Relative Pitch: 1971

Relative Pitch: 1971

Section 25B. The Tripod. Make note of any slope or other surface irregularity and adjust tripod legs to compensate. Be especially aware of this when setting up self-timer shots, because ...

Well, you get the picture. We're on the garage driveway in August 1971: my brother, his wife, my mother, father and me. You may recall the locale and brother and sister-in-law's garb from another shot the same day. It's gotta be a Sunday or some other special occasion from the way we're all dolled up. Maybe we're going out to celebrate either Mother's or my birthday. Father, on the other hand, is here only four years older than I am now. My Kodachrome slide.

 
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