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About the Photos

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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Mama's Boy

Mama's Boy

A handsome young man photographed at the Shadle & Busser studio of York, Pennsylvania.

Drink More Milk

Drink More Milk

Portland Independent Milk Producers Association trucks, probably late 1940s or early 1950s. View full size.

Great-Granddad

Great-Granddad

My great-grandfather's house in Switzerland, 1942 or 1943.

My first car

My first car

My first car was a Opel Manta, I had it from 1981 to 1983.

University freshman, 1911

University freshman, 1911

This shot (possibly a self-portrait) is of my grandfather his freshman year at KU in 1911.

Thanksgiving Pageant

Thanksgiving Pageant

Participants in a Thanksgiving pageant in Louisville, Kansas around 1910. View full size.

Keep Smiling: 1902

Keep Smiling: 1902

"Doc" Cutright at the counter of his pharmacy in Louisville, Kansas. The calendar reads March, 1902. He wasn't really and M.D. All pharmacists back then were called "doc." View full size.

 
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