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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

At the North Pole: 1958

At the North Pole: 1958

My brother-in-law at the North Pole, which in February 1958 was in Scotts Valley, California. The second Santa's Village theme park to be built, 1957-1979. 2¼ 120 Anscochrome transparency shot by my sister on her honeymoon. View full size.

Happy Halloween! c.1910

Happy Halloween!  c.1910

What is that creepy light coming from the roof of the hearse?!? Scanned from the original negative. View full size.

Ida Norma Stebbins

Ida Norma Stebbins

Ida Norma Stebbins, about 1920

Stebbins Family

Stebbins Family

Mr. Stebbins Sr., Grandmother Stebbins (seated), Frank Charles Stebbins I & Ida Norma Stebbins (infant) about 1915.

The Brothers Killick

The Brothers Killick

These seven Brothers all worked on the Great Western Railway in the UK. They hold the record between them of the most years dedicated to a company in one generation of siblings. One of them is my Great Great Grandfather! Photo taken in approximately 1880.

Amish Buggy early 1900's

Amish Buggy early 1900's

This buggy was used by an Amish family in Geneva Indiana during the early 1900 to 1920. From the Clanton family photo collection.

Lost Dog

Lost Dog

1910 Postcard photo sent to my great-grandmother. This photo is still in our family collection. The back reads: "The dog whose picture is on the other side is lost in your neighborhood. If you find any trace of him let us know and recieve a reward. Forever, I P Schear, Geneva, Ind." It is addressed to: "Mail Carrier R.F.D.I. Bryant, Ind" and the postmark is "Dec. 27 8am 1910 Geneva, Ind." View full size.

 
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