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.
Coal bins, Burke Station, Wisconsin, c.1940. Droster Coal, run by my great-uncles. View full size.
Lincoln Borgrud standing by the Texaco pumps located on the corner of Sherman and Logan St. in Madison, Wisconsin circa 1939. View full size.
[Is he a relative of yours? - tterrace]
A horticulture display from an F.W. Woolworth store in northwestern Ohio from 1929. This was the 50th anniversary year for Woolworth's. My great-uncle managed this store and pioneered the idea of selling live plants at Woolworth's. View full size.
A window display from the 1920s from an F.W. Woolworth store in northwestern Ohio. My great-uncle managed this store and invented the idea of selling live-plants at Woolworth's. View full size.
A window display from an F.W. Woolworth store, circa 1929. My great-uncle managed numerous ones across northwestern Ohio during the 1920s and 30s. This one is likely to be Findlay Ohio. View full size.
A Valentine's Day window display from the 1920's from an F.W. Woolworth store in northwestern Ohio. My great-uncle managed this store. View full size.
Another view of the Sew and Save window display from Lendzion's 5¢ and 10¢ store in Hamtramck, Michigan in the 1950s. My great-uncle managed the store from around 1946 to 1965. View full size.