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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.

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Unknown School Photo

Unknown School Photo

I found this during a barn clean-out for someone in 2011. The photo was in two pieces in two separate boxes. Some photoshopping was done to the sky to make it look better, as well as some lighting/contrast adjustments due to the poor, yellowed and aged condition of the photo. If anyone can identify the location, please comment! View full size.

Young Siblings

Young Siblings

Barn find in 2011 near Texarkana, Texas. No details known, unfortunately. View full size.

Bright-Eyed Baby

Bright-Eyed Baby

Barn find in 2011 near Texarkana, Texas. No details known, unfortunately. View full size.

Yosemite High: 1961

Yosemite High: 1961

Spring 1961. My brother was just completing his first year teaching English at a Sacramento, California area high school and accompanied some of his students on a trip to Yosemite, where he snapped this Kodachrome slide. Coincidentally, I was completing my first year as a high schooler, and can therefore testify to the authenticity of the garb. View full size.

Sebago Lake: 1959

Sebago Lake: 1959

Sebago Lake, Maine, 1959. Dad ventured up to his chest with his Yashicaflex camera to capture this shot, Mom on the right, my brother with the nose plugs on the left, and friends met at the campground. This trial camping trip led to Dad buying a 9x12 high-side center ridge pole cotton tent and other equipment to go camping well into the 1960s. View full size.

Camping at Sebago Lake: 1959

Camping at Sebago Lake: 1959

This was family camping for four at Sebago Lake State Park, Maine, summer 1959. The tent, a 9x9 center pole cotton tent, was borrowed, along with the rest of the camping gear, as we tested out how we liked it. My brother, sitting at the table (who liked his comforts) is wondering what the heck he's doing here. View full size.

Crawford Notch: 1959

Crawford Notch: 1959

Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, 1959. This was taken by Dad during a stop on our day-long drive from Bedford, Quebec to Sebago Lake State Park in Maine, where we spent a few weeks for a number of summers camping for our family summer vacation. Lots to see in this one, including the blurry TR-3 speeding out of view to the left of the picture. View full size.

 
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