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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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Main Street, Iowa

Main Street, Iowa

Small town main street somewhere in Iowa circa 1916. View full size.

Drummer boy

Drummer boy

Drummer in the high school marching band. Iowa, 1903.

Snowball and Hiball

Snowball and Hiball

Snowball and Hiball, the fire horses in Iowa City, Iowa circa 1910. View full size.

"Always, Anna Belle"

"Always, Anna Belle"

Autographed snapshot of a 1940s singer.

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.

 
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