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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 • THERE'S A BETTER WAY, 1929

Steamer Greater Detroit: 1952

Steamer Greater Detroit: 1952

Detroit Waterfront 1952 taken by Skegoi. View full size.

An Arizona Experience: 1962

An Arizona Experience: 1962

An Arizona experience near Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 1962. Photo taken by Skegoi. View full size.

Beta Phi: 1965

Beta Phi: 1965

Twelve ladies from Sierra Vista and Fort Huachuca gather to form a new chapter of Beta Phi Sorority in this 1965 photo taken by Jay's Photo, Sierra Vista, Arizona. View full size.

Just Married: 1928

Just Married: 1928

Kokomo, Indiana, circa 1928. My grandparents, Arthur Loren Lear and his bride Mercedes (Loveless) Lear, shortly after they married in 1928. View full size.

Spring Festival: 1962

Spring Festival: 1962

Taken at the Spring Festival in Brenham, Texas. May 1962. You can just make out a Connally sticker in the back window of the pickup across the street. Kodachrome slide, taken by my dad. View full size.

School Is Now in Session: circa 1915

School Is Now in Session: circa 1915

Hartford, Connecticut. In spite of the heat, the children keep cool in their air conditioned environment. My great-grandmother looks stern enough to put the fear of God into her students. View full size.

Bean Counters: 1940s

Bean Counters: 1940s

This was from the General Electric factory in Bloomfield, New Jersey in the 1940's. View full size.

 
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