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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • VINTAGE RIO TRAVEL, c 1950s

Bermuda Beer, 1929

Bermuda Beer, 1929

Grandfather visiting Bermuda in October 1929. No Prohibition in Bermuda, so openly drinking real beer was a treat. View full size.

New Orleans Police Band

New Orleans Police Band

New Orleans Police Department Band in front of the Carnegie branch library building Uptown at Napoleon Avenue & Magazine Street, late 1920s. Photo courtesy of Mr. Eugene Nunez. His father, officer Alcide Nunez, is in the front row, third from left. Alcide Nunez recorded extensively during his time up in New York City with the band The Louisiana Five back in 1919. View full size.

Alice Through the Looking-Glass

Alice Through the Looking-Glass

Circa 1900. It looks like she went to a lot of trouble to take this picture. Scanned from the original 4x5 inch glass negative. View full size.

Grandmother with Sailboat

Grandmother with Sailboat

This is my grandmother with her sailboat that was hand built by my Great Grandfather (taking the photo) in Homosassa, Florida. Photo taken somewhere around 1918. I have the sailboat and I am working on replacing sails and hardware that were lost over the years.

Dad's 1939 Pontiac

Dad's 1939 Pontiac

This is the car I literally grew up in, having been born in 1940. Dad and Mom kept this car until about 1949 and traded it for a '48 DeSoto. For me it was like losing one of the family. This is in front of our house in Maplewood, Missouri, about 1946. 616 Negative. View full size.

VW Family 1971

VW Family 1971

The VW family of B.C. taken the summer of 71 with my parents and two brothers. These were not the first ones to enter the family nor the last. View full size.

Summer of '44

Summer of '44

My father-in-law, Donald Johns, behind the wheel of his first car, a 1930 Pontiac roadster. His friend Johnny Cuevas is riding shotgun. Taken in Manhasset, NY in the summer of 1944. Note the tilt-out windshield, rumble seat, original wood wheels on the rear, and replacement wire wheels on the front. The passenger side spare was a wood wheel. The car had been purchased that week for $30. View full size.

 
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