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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.

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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • FLY TO THE SOUTHERN SUDAN

Orts Expo: 1950

Orts Expo: 1950

A print I bought about 20 years ago showing "Massachusetts Sports Equipment on Parade" sometime around 1950. Also, carrots and "Mass Apples." View full size.

A Seventies Fourth

A Seventies Fourth

Larkspur, California July 4, 1974. The beginning of the parade is heading this way on Magnolia Avenue, just passing the crowd at the right gathered in front of the Silver Peso bar, still a major draw downtown. The fire trucks are from Larkspur and Corte Madera, who jointly host the Twin Cities Parade and other festivities each year. If there's any lingering doubt about this being the 1970s, I offer in evidence: that guy's pants. I shot this 35mm Kodacolor II negative with a 135mm telephoto lens. View full size.

On the Beach: 1920

On the Beach: 1920

All I can really tell you about this is that it was taken on a beach somewhere in Maine. My grandfather Harold L. Winter is sitting on the far left. This was in a box of negatives of his and I believe it's from 1920, which would have made him about 18, as he was born in 1902. He grew up in Livermore Falls so it may be in that area somewhere or possibly near Orono where he went to the University of Maine. I will share more of his photos in time. View full size.

Grandfather I Never Knew

Grandfather I Never Knew

My paternal grandfather, Josef Alois Kappeler, upper right, (born in Switzerland in 1864) and his brother, August, a member of TR's Rough Riders, in uniform and 3 men who appear to be related. I believe they were members of a choral society. Wish I knew more. View full size.

Jungleland: 1958

Jungleland: 1958

My brother Jerry at Jungleland in Thousand Oaks, California in 1958. Our father Steve worked there for for many years. Jerry worked for most of his life as a Fireman in Ventura County. View full size.

Smoking Kid

Smoking Kid

They sure started young smoking back in the day. From my negatives collection. View full size.

Rocking Chair Fun

Rocking Chair Fun

Just enjoying the day in nice weather. From my negatives collection. View full size.

 
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