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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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Surgery at Our Saviour's Hospital: 1937

Surgery at Our Saviour's Hospital: 1937

Jacksonville, Illinois. Our Saviour’s Hospital on East State Street opened its doors in 1896. It was later renamed Holy Cross Hospital and now belongs to the MacMurray College nursing program. This picture was taken while my great aunt (one of the nurses pictured) was still a nursing student.

Collins Sinclair Oil: Late 1930s

Collins Sinclair Oil: Late 1930s

Located at the corner of Franklin and Main in White Hall, Illinois. D. Collins, proprietor. View full size.

The Sheriff and his Deputy

The Sheriff and his Deputy

Scanned from the original 5x7 inch glass negative. View full size.

Hollywood Family: 1965

Hollywood Family: 1965

November 1965. Fabulous, glamorous, glittering, world-famous Hollywood & Vine. My mother, father and brother take in the dazzling sights while I snap off this Kodachrome, two years after my previous memorable visit. Looks like brother and I have been hitting the record shops. Notable vehicles include a shiny red pre-1957 Volkswagen beetle, a 1961 or 1962 Thunderbird, a 1958 Plymouth wagon and, most interesting of all, a City of L.A. Water & Power Studebaker Champ pickup. View full size.

Black Hills 1962

Black Hills 1962

Taken in 1962 on my grandparents' honeymoon on a trip out west.

Meet the Flintstones: 1962

Meet the Flintstones: 1962

The Manitou cliff dwellings west of Colorado Springs. This was taken on my grandparents' honeymoon out west in 1962. View full size.

Michigan Avenue: 1962

Michigan Avenue: 1962

Chicago, Illinois, circa 1962. At 10:27 a.m. Looking north along Michigan Avenue at Adams Street, with the Chicago Art Institute on the right. View full size.

 
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