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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 NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Belle Isle 1940

Belle Isle 1940

Mary (Marianna) Zmuda and Arnold Zehnder, Mary (Hedwigis) Zmuda and Norman Ouellette enjoying a fall afternoon on Detroit's Belle Isle. This picture is in 1940, around 2 years before the pairs wed.

Fourth of July: 1973

Fourth of July: 1973

July 4, 1973. My niece and nephews with sparklers. View full size.

Film Preservation 101

Film Preservation 101

Lesson 1: Do not drop roll of exposed Ektachrome in Russian River before processing. Me and a family friend at Guernewood Park, Calif., 1955.

Garter of the Bride: 1954

Garter of the Bride: 1954

Mom on her wedding day, January 1954. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

A Hotpoint Christmas

A Hotpoint Christmas

An appliance store at night. Christmas 1931. View full size.

Redwood High: 1958

Redwood High: 1958

1958. My dog Missie catches the eye of a passing cheerleader at Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, the year it opened. Notable alumni in addition to your humble correspondent (Class of '64) include Robin Williams and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. My brother's Ektachrome slide. View full size.

Curtiss Robin

Curtiss Robin

A Curtiss Robin in Casper, Wyoming. 1930's.

 
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