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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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Magic Moment: 1960

Magic Moment: 1960

One of my favorite places, the Sonoma Coast south of the mouth of the Russian River, captured by my brother during the golden hour on 35mm Kodacolor. His college friend Bob and me, gazing toward the setting sun. View full size.

When Harry Met Squirrelly

When Harry Met Squirrelly

This is my great-great grandfather's cousin or brother Harry Keeler. It's the late 1890s or early 1900s in Perry, Oklahoma. I wonder how he trained that squirrel to sit on his back. View full size.

A New Friend: 1943

A New Friend: 1943

New Mexico, 1943. View full size. A 35mm slide taken by Carl Chelf that I scanned as part of the Kodachrome Restoration Project.

The Spach Sisters

The Spach Sisters

This picture was taken in the early forties in Miami. The three pretty gals from left to right are Nancy, Ann, and Helen Spach. Ann is the oldest, Nancy is the youngest and the only one not wearing lipstick. They sure are cute! View full size.

George, Betty and Matt: 1903

George, Betty and Matt: 1903

A 1903 portrait made in Boston of my grandfather Matt as baby. His Aunt Betty is holding him, with his mother on the left in that fabulous hat. Her name was George -- really! I think the snow is a nice touch. View full size.

The Calf Roper

The Calf Roper

Thanks Dave, for the kind welcome and links. Here's one more for my dad's 100th birthday. After his mother was widowed, she moved the family to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where at age 14 my dad began learning to be a cowboy on the Wyoming Hereford Ranch. He became a proficient quarter horse trainer and calf roper, which he kept up after he found full time work as a telephone lineman. Here he is at age 29, roping at the Las Vegas, New Mexico Rodeo in 1938. He was delighted when an old friend sent him this photo, 50 years later. It's the moment just before the brahma calf knows it's been roped. Dad's horse knows, and is doing half the work by sitting down to flip the calf. View full size.

A Dark Chapter, in Color

A Dark Chapter, in Color

Maybe seeing a scene from the slavery era in color will remind us of how very real those times were. Here's my concept of how this scene might have looked.

 
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