Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.
Vintage photos of:
My sister and me, riding away on rental bikes on California's Catalina Island in June 1965. Kodachrome slide by Dad. View full size.
San Francisco. 1918. "Buick at Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park." Dominatrix footwear on the left. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.
Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955. "Helen Smothers" is all it says here. The World of Helen is tidy, organized and monogrammed. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.