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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.

 
 
 
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MG vs. Cadillac: 1955

MG vs. Cadillac: 1955

Someone took this Ektachrome slide of my uncle in his newly-acquired MG around 1955, in front of his San Francisco home (on the right). Why the Caddy limo is there, or if it's connected with the event, I don't know; based on the front fender trim, I think it's a '54. Appears to be a registration certificate taped inside the windshield. I presume it's parked facing the wrong way on the street because Cadillac limos get to do that. Next-door neighbor kid seems entranced by the scene, as I would have been. Random red clouds are unexplained as well. View full size.

First Church, Keene, a bit later

First Church, Keene, a bit later

When we last saw Keene's First Congregational Church, it was as the backdrop for a fire fighters' hose practice (http://www.shorpy.com/node/3335) about 1913. Time changes things -- for instance, in 2008, it's now the First Church of Christ and the trees in Central Square are a bit larger.

Steve Miller
Back home, someplace near the crossroads of America

P.S. Found no substantial doughnuts, nor any Moxie...

Cabin in the woods

Cabin in the woods

My grandfather and his brother outside the cabin they built near Louisville, Kansas in 1903.

Whatever Works

Whatever Works

"Daily auto service from Westmoreland to Blaine, Kansas." Circa 1914.

Cold Camp: 1967

Cold Camp: 1967

July 1967, Kings Canyon National Park, California. My mother, brother and father around the campfire, photographed in Kodachrome by the light of a Coleman lantern. Bonus: antique enameled coffeepot. View full size.

Happy Birthday to Me: 1955

Happy Birthday to Me: 1955

August 15, 1955. My ninth birthday. In answer to my request, we had turkey with all the trimmings. I'm pretending to carve. The camera this was taken with was probably a birthday present, thereby starting me on my road to photographic immortality. Poetic justice that the shot's out of focus. Gobble gobble.

Class of '47

Class of '47

I don't know who they are, what school this is, or what grade they're in. Graduating from elementary school, maybe? View full size.

 
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