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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 • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Baghdad By the Bay: 1954

Baghdad By the Bay: 1954

"Baghdad By the Bay" was San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen's nickname for The City, and the title of his collection of affectionate essays published in 1949. My sister took this nicely-detailed 120 Ektachrome transparency just 5 years later, before the neighborhood Victorians became gentrified and the downtown skyline Manhattanized. The intersection at the lower left is Hayes and Shrader. View full size.

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.

 
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