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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

1952 Honor Society Trip to DC

1952 Honor Society Trip to DC

Senior students from P. S. du Pont HS in Wilmington DE in 1952 during their Honor Society trip to Washington DC. From left to right, Robert J. Wilson, John Mayfield (partly hidden), Nancy Wittenberg and Karl M. Buretz. Photographer: John Strassburger

G.I. Joe Christmas 1964

G.I. Joe Christmas 1964

Diamond Bar, California, Christmas Day 1964. My nephew Jimmy got a G.I. Joe. I got almost all of him in the frame. Not Kodachrome, unfortunately, but some cheap department store off-brand slide film. View full size.

Frankie!

Frankie!

Our third look at the Holiday Shop record and camera store in Roeland Park, Kansas, circa 1950. Frank Sinatra is pictured on the wall. View full size.

Senior Honor Society Trip

Senior Honor Society Trip

Senior Honor Society students from the 1952 class of Pierre S duPont HS in Wilmington DE, during their trip to Washington DC in April of that year. From left to right: Karl M Buretz, Don Williamson, Dorothy Clarkson (?), Carole Brumbaugh, Norma Anderson, Alison Almy, Richard A Chilcutt, John Karomfily. Photographer: John Strassburger

Shoulda Seen the Other Guy

Shoulda Seen the Other Guy

I'm not sure anyone remembers how my brother got this black eye, but this shot shows that Dad always had the Retina ready at a moment's notice. Mid-1960's Kodachrome.

Star Newsie: 1972

Star Newsie: 1972

Rochester, Indiana, 1972. This might fit in with the other Shorpy photos of newsies. Okay, maybe if not for the clean clothes. And the obviously stable home environment. And how my brother didn't have to work long hours. And I don't think he had trouble with the cops on his route, either. Or even rival news carriers who wanted to beat him severely. View full size.

New York Chinatown, 1964

New York Chinatown, 1964

My sisters with their super cool Oriental hats. Later, the yellow one flew out the window on the turnpike and its former owner could not understand why Dad couldn't turn around and pick it up. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

 
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