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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 • VOLUNTEER FOR VICTORY

Culture of the vine.

Culture of the vine.

Culture of the vine. The rows of vines were too close to make pass a tractor and only a horse could do this work. The oldest man was my mom's uncle and the other one was his cousin. Early 50's in the southwest of France. Bordeaux area. View full size.

France, Early 1950s

France, Early 1950s

A typical view of the rural life in France in the very early 50's. This photo was shot by my Daddy, in the southwest of France. View full size.

Apple of His Eye: 1964

Apple of His Eye: 1964

A friend is having me scan some of her family photos, and I fell in love with this Kodachrome slide; she gave me permission to post it to Shorpy. It's her sister and their great-grandfather on his farm in Sabattus, Maine, in 1964. View full size.

Aunt Mary's Car: 1920

Aunt Mary's Car: 1920

c.1920, in the vicinity of Merced Falls, Calif. My mother's older sister and her car. Maybe someone here can identify it. From original 116 negative. View full size.

Macy's: 1940

Macy's: 1940

Undated, probably early 1940s photo of the shipping department at Macy's in New York. Reverse says "Wide World Photo." View full size.

'42 Ford Woody: 1948

'42 Ford Woody: 1948

Here I am driving my dad's Woody (Unbeknown to him!) View full size.

Sierra Madre, California: 1938

Sierra Madre, California: 1938

My brother Bob and I entering Angeles National Forest.

 
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