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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 • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Bus Stop: 1946

Bus Stop: 1946

Titusville, Pennsylvania, 1946. West Central Avenue as seen from the Archer Camera Shop, showing a newsstand, bus stop and the Orpheum Theatre. The movie playing is "Throw a Saddle on a Star," which is how I was able to date this Kodachrome slide taken by my grandfather from his camera shop that he and my grandmother owned and operated from 1929 to 1961. View full size.

Mangled Mack

Mangled Mack

What's left of the front end of a Mack tractor after an unknown mishap. This photo is from a group of 5x7 glass negatives from a now-closed GE plant on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. The door is lettered General Electric Mazda Lamps. The surviving headlight seems to be guiding the way.

Gill's Rock Landing: 1950

Gill's Rock Landing: 1950

August 16, 1950; The ferry landing at Gill's Rock in Door County, Wisconsin. The ferry took passengers to Washington Island. This image was captured on Kodachrome by my grand uncle, Herbert F. Krahn of Oshkosh, WI.

Abandoned Quarantine Station: 1915

Abandoned Quarantine Station: 1915

Round Island in Pascagoula, Mississippi. "Abandoned State Quarantine Station," 1915.

Round Island: 1906

Round Island: 1906

The lighthouse on Round Island, 1906. Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Pascagoula: Circa 1900

Pascagoula: Circa 1900

This postcard for Moss Point Drug shows a house on the west end of Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula, Mississippi in the early 1900s. It was believed to have been a local architect's house. Hurricane Katrina may have taken it.

Anderson Park: Circa 1900

Anderson Park: Circa 1900

This postcard from the turn of the century shows Anderson Park. the original Pascagoula beach park. at the west end of Beach Boulevard.

Indian 101 Scout

Indian 101 Scout

This is a circa 1928–1931 Indian 101 Scout, owned in the 1930s by the late Claude M. Gray (1909 – 2009) of Birmingham, Alabama. You can see his initials on the fuel tank.

Gray was an electrical engineer (Georgia Tech ’32) and helped design and build the Birmingham Police Department’s first base station-to-car radio communication system. This may explain the handlebar-mounted police lights and siren. Photo courtesy of the Gray family.

 
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