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About the Photos

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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Santa Barbara, September 1959

Santa Barbara, September 1959

Anscochrome taken by my dad on another jaunt up the coast in late summer, 1959. View full size.

Yosemite Valley: 1956

Yosemite Valley: 1956

I made this photograph in 1956, when I was seventeen years old, using a Leica M3 double stroke with a collapsible 50mm f/2 Summicron and Kodachrome ASA 25 film metered with a Weston Master II. View full size.

15 Window VW Bus

15 Window VW Bus

Recently purchased a box of slides at a flea market; was happy to find this image of a 15 window VW Bus (I'm a VW guy). Friend believes this to be NYC, which it could be since there were other slides from the city. View full size.

Athos Menaboni, Painter

Athos Menaboni, Painter

I made this photo of the Atlanta painter of birds in his studio around 1977 or '78. View full size.

Anne Rivers Siddons, Novelist

Anne Rivers Siddons, Novelist

Anne Rivers Siddons is a popular novelist, whom I photographed in her home in about 1977 or '78. View full size.

Tired Fireman

Tired Fireman

This is the earliest successful black and white picture I made. It was taken in the aftermath of a fire in downtown Atlanta, Georgia in about 1955. View full size.

My Godmother circa 1947

My Godmother circa 1947

Colorized photo of my godmother as little girl circa 1947, she was so cute:)

 
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