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:
Miss Maude McMahon was a teacher at an elementary school somewhere in Jackson County, Indiana. This was around 1926. Obviously a rural school, (see the bare feet) and they didn't care too much about limiting class size. After leaving teaching she eventually became the town librarian for Brownstown, Indiana for many, many years. Not many smiles. View full size.
Is that a rocket in your park? My brother and me, displaying some rare sibling affection. Exposition Park, Los Angeles, from May 1966. Photo by my dad. View full size.
This slide was taken by my father-in-law at the Cimarron, Kansas Crossing Celebration in June 1953. Julian Aubuchan is the music teacher and director. View full size.
The Cimarron, Kansas School Band directed by teacher Julian Aubuchan (with the bass drum and trumpet) getting ready to march at the Hutchinson Kansas State Fair in the September, 1952. Slide taken by my father-in-law, J. Leslie Stewart. View full size.
A photo recently passed to me by my cousin (thanks, Donna!): my maternal grandfather Cowling with his son and sons-in-law, at Fern Ave., Toronto, 1940s. My dad Gord is top middle, next to my Uncle Bus, left, son of Grandpa Nick Cowling, right. My other two uncles, Milt and Wallace, are in the foreground.
Fern Ave., off of Roncesvalles (a vibrant commercial street to this day) is part of older Toronto, with many early 20th century high-density brick row houses, built close to public transit streetcar lines. Those streetcars are still an integral part of Toronto transportation today.
Manny, Moe, Jack and Fred? From the negatives I found at a Whittier book store. View full size.