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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.

 
 
 
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Our Town (2008)

Our Town (2008)

Vincennes Indiana April 2008. A current view of the stores on Main Street seen here in 1941.

Husker Hog

Husker Hog

Sisters Bertha (my grandmother) and Esther Phillips posing with a motorcycle in the fields of Nebraska. Taken between 1925 and 1935.

1930 - Hay Machine

1930 - Hay Machine

Frank Phillips driving a hay machine in 1930. The photo is likely taken at the Carver Ranch near Alliance, Nebraska. The body of water in the background may be Wolf Lake.

Cocky Steward

Cocky Steward

Circa 1930; S.S. Lurline

Mae With Guitar

Mae With Guitar

This is Mae, the grandmother I never met. Taken near New Baltimore, Ohio.

1920s - George Phillips and friends

1920s - George Phillips and friends

Lurtie Jay, George Phillips, and Ernest Ireton standing in front of a sod house. The license plate appears to read 1929 but the photo is dated 1927 on the reverse. The group was likely in the Alliance area of Cherry County, Nebraska.

Grandpa and his trick horse Pepper

Grandpa and his trick horse Pepper

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