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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

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.

Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

A hot rod in search of an engine. Louisville, Kansas, 1908. View full size.

Over the Netherlands 1940

Over the Netherlands 1940

Part of a formation of Ju-52 transport planes. This was taken from the first seat behind the cockpit. Scanned from the original German 6 x 4.5cm negative.

Stonehenge c.1930

Stonehenge c.1930

An interesting mix of tourists and what looks like students in the center of the picture. The white circle in the foreground is one of the Aubry holes. Scanned from the original 2.5 x 1.5 inch negative. View full size.

Dangerous Crossing

Dangerous Crossing

Railroad crossing near McCook, Nebraska, around 1932. View full size.

 
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