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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 • PAN AMERICAN TO GUATEMALA, 1938

The Outsider: 1970

The Outsider: 1970

Circa 1970 in the Apple Valley area of Southern California, where my parents had bought some undeveloped land as an investment. Dad took the picture. From the left: Mom, whiny little brother, Grandma (Mom's mom), Gramps and ... me. As a surly teen, I had a habit of distancing myself from the group. Just look at my last picture of our vacation to confirm this. Gotta love my wardrobe! View full size.

Back From Cuba: 1898

Back From Cuba: 1898

Long Island, New York, circa 1898. "Boys of the 71st N.Y. at Montauk Point after return from Cuba." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

The Stag: 1938

The Stag: 1938

Omaha, Nebraska. November 1938. "Flophouse on lower Douglas Street." 35mm negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Twisted: 1939

Twisted: 1939

Auburn, Alabama, circa 1939. "Holliday-Carey House, North College Street. Built 1852, owned by Mathew Turner. Other owners: Dickerson Holliday and Dr. C.A. Carey." 8x10 acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Forest City Landing: 1910

Forest City Landing: 1910

Portland, Maine, circa 1910. "Forest City Landing, Peaks Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Shelter Island: 1904

Shelter Island: 1904

Shelter Island, New York, circa 1904. "Manhasset -- bathing at Manhanset House." 8x10 dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Edelweiss Cafe: 1912

Edelweiss Cafe: 1912

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1912. "Glaser's Edelweiss Cafe, Miami Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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