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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 • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Bell Kids: Karen, Skip, Carla

Bell Kids: Karen, Skip, Carla

Karen, Skip, Carla Bell

Brad Hart

Brad Hart

Brad Hart. 1970's

Kenneth and Joyce Bell - John Deere

Kenneth and Joyce Bell - John Deere

Kenneth and Joyce Bell. This is sometime around WWII. Exact date and location unknown. Joyce's maiden name was Blackburn.

Joyce Blackburn

Joyce Blackburn

Joyce Blackburn. This is sometime around WWII. Exact date and location unknown. Joyce married Kenneth Bell; Joyce Bell.

Kenneth Bell during WWII

Kenneth Bell during WWII

Kenneth Bell (left) during WWII. Exact date and location unknown. Kenneth married Joyce Blackburn.

Kenneth Bell Smoking a Pipe

Kenneth Bell Smoking a Pipe

Kenneth Bell smoking a pipe. This is sometime around WWII. Exact date and location unknown. Kenneth married Joyce Blackburn.

Back to School: 1962

Back to School: 1962

December 1962. I'm a junior in high school, and during Christmas break a chum and I revisit the grade school we graduated from two and a half years earlier. Lo and behold, there we find, in our old classroom, our eighth grade teacher, in mufti, along with his wife and daughter. "With a little more effort and attentiveness, Paul can accomplish much more than he presently is," is what he'd written on my report card in 1960. Man, did he have me figured. Check out my then-de rigueur white-socks-with-black-loafers and semi-peg pants. I was bound and determined to at least not dress like a dork. Self-timer Kodachrome with my new Retinette, its light leak as yet undiscovered and casting a fog on my friend. View full size.

 
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