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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 • GIFT IDEA: ART FOR BOOK LOVERS

Roy and Dale: 1958

Roy and Dale: 1958

This is my older brother and sister taken Christmas 1958 in my grandparents' home in Germantown, Tennessee. I was born in '57, so I was probably sitting in someone's lap off camera. We lived in a little house nearby and Christmas was always celebrated in this room until we moved away. Scanned from a color slide. View full size.

The Zipper Kid: 1951

The Zipper Kid: 1951

aka Mike Hickey, in January 1951. One side of a 3-D Kodachrome pair from a set found in a thrift store. View full size.

In the Navy: 1952

In the Navy: 1952

The honoree of the party for whom the Kodachrome Crowd had gathered. His name's Ronnie, going by the evidence in the set of slides I found in a thrift store. View full size.

The Wagon Wheel Cafe

The Wagon Wheel Cafe

The Wagon Wheel Cafe in Running Springs California in the early 1950s. It burned down in 1974. A slide I found in a thrift store. View full size.

World Trade Center Going Up: 1969

World Trade Center Going Up: 1969

World Trade Center tower, NYC. Found among my grandfather's slides. He passed away in 1967, so the photographer is an unknown mystery. View full size.

Illinois Oil Field: 1959

Illinois Oil Field: 1959

My great-uncle, J.C. Carlyle checking out an oil pump. Location uncertain, but could be in the vicinity of Carlyle, IL. Taken in 1959 by my grandfather Glenn, J.C.'s brother. View full size.

Incident at Baxter State Park: 1958

Incident at Baxter State Park: 1958

Taken 1958 in Maine. Can't quite tell if this is routine construction, a transit spill, or some kind of rockslide. View full size.

 
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