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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Writing home: 1943

Writing home: 1943

Canadian Navy personnel writing letters at the North End Services Canteen, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Feb. 6, 1943. (L-R): Motr Mechanic Albert Godier, Leading Telegrapher W.A. Furlonger, Electrical Artificer Irving Marcus. View full size.

Brother and his Bimmer: 1978

Brother and his Bimmer: 1978

My brother in Switzerland with his first car, a BMW 528i, 1978. He was very proud. View full size.

Detroit: Then and now

Detroit: Then and now

The photo on the left is at "Grandma's house," Sorrento Avenue, in Detroit. I wandered over to that location last summer and took the shot on the right pretty much from the same spot. "Grandma's house" is long gone; the neighbor's house on the right is a burned out shell. Only the house in the background is occupied today. View full size.

Janet Whitton Moffett with President Calvin Coolidge, 1926

Janet Whitton Moffett with President Calvin Coolidge, 1926

This photograph was taken in Washington, D.C., in 1926. It features my maternal grandmother, Janet Whitton Moffett, with President Calvin Coolidge. Ms. Moffett is pinning a medallion of some sort to Mr. Coolidge's chest, as part of a fund raising drive, perhaps to benefit the Red Cross. Other photos of Janet Moffett (whom you refer to as "Jane Moffett") can be found on the Shorpy site. Janet Moffett was the daughter of Admiral William Adger Moffett and Jeannette Whitton Moffett. She married Elliott McFarlan Moore, and had three children, Janet, William, and Elliott McFarlan Moore. After she was widowed, she married Griffith Mark, and had two sons, Griffith Mark and Peter Mark. View full size.

Centennial dress up: 1952

Centennial dress up: 1952

Aunt Marjorie (Tyler) and her husband, Buren Craven, weren't quite as old as this picture may make them appear. His beard and their clothes were part of Thomasville, North Carolina's Centennial celebration in September, 1952. Mom has noted on the back of the photo, "Marjorie is amused - almost ready to burst into laughter. She's wearing our great grandmother's dolman [and a skirt she] made for the occasion." View full size.

Folk dancing

Folk dancing

Mom dancing with E. Eddy Nadel, founder of the Harvard Folk Dance Society, c. 1944-46. My parents met there, or at the International Student gatherings. Until recently, I still had some of the 78s they used to dance to. View full size.

Yumm!

Yumm!

That's me, circa 1950, blond-haired and left-handed. Neither characteristic stuck around, but I can assure you that I did not drop as much food as might appear. That patch just above the bowl is a decoration on the bib (wow, that's a lot of bib!) that had worn off. We must have had those dime-store dishes through my high school years. I miss 'em. Camera: an old Kodak Retina. View full size.

 
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