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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

Deplaning at Oshkosh: 1952

Deplaning at Oshkosh: 1952

May 1952. Kodachrome by my great-uncle Herbert F. Krahn of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I have no idea who any of the people are in this image, but I assume that someone on the plane flew into Oshkosh to visit Herbert and my great-aunt. Note that the pilot appears to be waving from the cockpit. View full size.

Cave of the Winds: 1963

Cave of the Winds: 1963

June 1963. A tourist stop in Manitou Springs, Colorado, with mineral water springs and all the usual "souvenirs." Captured on 35mm Kodachrome by my great-uncle Herbert F. Krahn of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. View full size.

1939 Plymouth in Snow: March 1959

1939 Plymouth in Snow: March 1959

March 1959. This is my mother's 1939 Plymouth in our driveway being slowly buried during a "spring" snowstorm in Neenah, WI. I believe my father snapped this photo from the comfort of our living room with his trusty Brownie.

Image captured approximately here.

Parker Street Crash: 1929

Parker Street Crash: 1929

Accident occurred on Parker Street and Ballantine Parkway in Newark, New Jersey. Circa 1929.

Kattie and Edd: 1940

Kattie and Edd: 1940

These are my maternal grandmother's maternal grandparents, Edd Hughes (1872-1952) and Kattie Isley (1883-1985). Circa 1940. They lived in Rockwall and Harrison counties in Texas from 1900 to the 1940s. Edd was a farmer and Kattie was a housewife. They had 10 children, 9 of whom lived to adulthood. They were members of the Mt Zion Baptist Church and lived near Waskom, Texas on the Louisiana border. Edd died in Longwood, Louisiana and Kattie died in Fort Worth, Texas.

It's Different: 1910

It's Different: 1910

Seattle, Washington, circa 1910. One of several Davidson's Bakery Cadillac delivery trucks with a four-cylinder, copper-jacketed, hand-crank engine. This was supposedly the first automotive bread delivery on the west coast.

Party Cookies: 1940

Party Cookies: 1940

Believed to be Washington State, circa 1940. Another grocery store display of Davidson's breads, cakes and party cookies.

Thanksgiving Day: 1946

Thanksgiving Day: 1946

The 1946 Thanksgiving day parade in Irvington, New Jersey.

 
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