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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

It Is Raining!

It Is Raining!

Novelty Kodachrome, Copyright 1948, Magic Lantern Co.

Presenting...

Presenting...

Audience members must have been impressed with such an introduction. Kodachrome from the Magic Lantern Co., 1948.

Grandma In Her Kitchen

Grandma In Her Kitchen

Early 50's, Valparaiso, Indiana, Kodachrome. View full size.

Grandma in Her Finest

Grandma in Her Finest

Valparaiso, Indiana. Early 50's, perhaps. Kodachrome.

Stylish in the 19th century

Stylish in the 19th century

My great-grandmother Pietertje Thedinga, picture taken at the end of the 19th century in Haarlem, The Netherlands, by Berend Zweers it seems. She was a seamstress and a very pretty girl indeed. She lived to be 96 and passed away when I was 11.

Free Wheelin' '73

Free Wheelin' '73

My uncle ready to travel the country. He did that often on that bike of his. Kodachrome slide.

Shiny!

Shiny!

My uncle's new lawn tractor. 1965 Kodachrome.

 
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