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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 • WASHINGTON CROSSING THE PIES

Traffic Report 1955

Traffic Report 1955

Traffic report for the Golden Gate Bridge, Tuesday August 2, 1955: there isn't any. We're in the Hudson on the way to Golden Gate Park and Playland at the Beach. My brother's 35mm Tri-X negative.

The Coast Is Clear: 1974

The Coast Is Clear: 1974

The three boys at Lincoln State Park in Southern Indiana. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Scooby-Doo: 1967

Scooby-Doo: 1967

All five kids plus Tippy the wonder dog in Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Caution: Sharp Car

Caution: Sharp Car

1962. It seems that parking places in Carmel, California were not designed with 1960 Cadillacs in mind. Lethal-looking enough to be giving my brother, mother and father second thoughts about jaywalking. 35mm Perutz slide. View full size.

If I Were A Rich Man 1972

If I Were A Rich Man 1972

Dad as Tevye in the Fulton County Players production of Fiddler on the Roof. Kodachrome slide.

Hollywood Blvd.: 1963

Hollywood Blvd.: 1963

August 1963, Hollywood Boulevard. On "The Walk of Fame." My brother, standing down the block in the vicinity of the '61 Chevy, holds a bag of records, so we've just come out of Phil Harris Records on the left. No relation that I've been able to determine, but a notable Hollywood establishment nevertheless. Another is down the street: Frederick's. Nearest star is for early Hollywood pioneer Thomas Ince, a name definitely worth a Google. View full size.

Miamiamiami: 1960s

Miamiamiami: 1960s

Miami triple exposure. Early 60's Kodachrome. View full size.

 
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