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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

Robert Jacinto Russell, 1877-1965

Robert Jacinto Russell, 1877-1965

My great grandfather, connoisseur of fine cigars and mustaches. Jamaica, British West Indies, c. 1909. Son of Scotsman Robert Russell, Sr., who made his way to Jamaica via indentured servitude c. 1860. View full size.

Aunt in Uniform

Aunt in Uniform

My great aunt posing in her husband's uniform. View full size.

Uncle Harlan

Uncle Harlan

My Uncle Harlan and his sister-in-law in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, 1930s. A well dressed pair. View full size.

Boys on a Car

Boys on a Car

A cute shot of my great uncle and pals on someone's car in front of Coalfield High in Coalfield, Tennessee. View full size.

May Day Queen

May Day Queen

A shot of the 1950's May Day Queen- my mom. She looks like a little Audrey Hepburn. View full size.

Mom in a Swing Coat

Mom in a Swing Coat

Mom in a swing coat and little hat, 1960s.

George and Claude: c.1920

George and Claude: c.1920

George Washington "Wash" Robertson and his brother Claude, Southern Oklahoma, c.1920. View full size.

 
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