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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My friend's folks stretch out and light up on a nice, comfy flight from San Francisco to Hawaii in 1965. Someone borrowed their Kodak Instamatic for this 126 Kodachrome slide. View full size.
La Habra Corn Festival, August 8, 1965. La Habra, California. Kodachrome slide taken by my dad. View full size.
Wilshire gas 28-9/10¢ a gallon, Blue Chip Stamps, Green Stamps, go-go girls on a float, what more could you ask for? Taken by my dad in La Habra, California, August, 1965. View full size.
Before my grandparents passed, my grandmother gave me a cigar box full of negatives, mostly medium format, and all without a positive to reference. I have been slowly scanning these negatives. Most of them are related to my grandfather's service in the later years of WWII. He was stationed on Peleliu as far as I know, and worked in an air tower. I believe many of these photos were taken by his comrades and fellow service members.
The one scanned here is quite interesting as it is definitely a mounted Japanese soldier, and appears to be posed. The original negative I possess is in pretty rough shape and different from most of the other negatives in the lot leading me to believe that it must have been given to my grandfather by someone, or perhaps captured off a Japanese during battle. My grandfather did return with several Japanese rifles which were taken from KIA Japanese, according to his account, if I recall correctly. I don't know much about the photo other than the obvious stuff. If anyone can respond with any information at all, that would be great, as I am very curious about it. View full size.
My grandfather's 1955 Packard Clipper. Grandpa was a pastor and often traveled in the early days of his ministry. After driving thousands of miles and saving money, he purchased his first (and only, that I know of) brand-new car. This was taken on one of his road trips at a motel around 1956. View full size.
Somewhere near Pikes Peak, Colorado in a 1955 Buick Special, circa 1959-1960. Kodachrome slide. View full size.
Climbing Pikes Peak in a 1957 Ford sedan, about 7 miles from the peak. Scanned from a 35mm Kodachrome slide taken sometime between 1959-1961. View full size.