Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.
Destruction under the Citadel of Dinant in Belgium. View full size.
Turstage Rogoto, WW2. View full size.
WWI-era photo of my paternal grandmother (R) and an unnamed colleague (L). Best I recall from verbal family history, the women were members of a volunteer unit preparing bandages for shipment to medical aid stations or hospitals in France. Notice the bumble bee insignia on the caps and the sash. If anyone can provide information on the volunteers or the insignia, I would appreciate it. View full size.
Main cabin on family owned "Little Hanna" gold mine in Douglas, Wyoming, 1974. Shot with Nikkormat on PanX film. View full size.
How Granddad Spent the War: My paternal grandfather spent WWI as an officer at a camp in Virginia training troops. He was in an Engineering Corps unit and part of the program was training new engineers to dig and maintain trenches. This was shot with a Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic on 127 size roll film. I have the negs he processed (this roll is heavily reticulated) and a few prints along with the camera and a few accessories.