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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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Don's Got Customers

Don's Got Customers

It's ladies night and business is brisk! Three generations of them, no less. It's around 1960, probably at Christmas, again in Crown Point, Indiana. This is from a squareish slide so I think it might be from some sort of medium format camera. Since I can't quite figure out how to get my scanner to change its format, you're missing the lower part of the bodies: one sitting on a bar stool, one kneeling on a bar stool, and one pregnant. View full size.

Crown Point Christmas 1971

Crown Point Christmas 1971

Aphrodite sets out the styrofoam cups. Kodachrome slide.

Uncle Don as Godfather

Uncle Don as Godfather

September 1957 on Adams Street in Gary, Indiana. Anscochrome slide.

Boating in the 50's

Boating in the 50's

Unknown subjects, apparently shot by my dad's brother on his boat, perhaps on Bass Lake, Indiana. Kodachrome slide. The hair in the upper right was not on the slide.

Still Life with Television

Still Life with Television

From a negative. I believe my dad's brother shot this for practice or perhaps some sort of photography assignment. Maybe just out of boredom. That seems to be his usual motivation.

The Foley Family

The Foley Family

Taken about 1902: The Foley Family poses outside their log home, built circa 1847, located on Keenan Road in the Helena area of upper New York State, Saint Lawrence County.

Standing (left to right): Herbert John Foley (born Jan 26, 1892), Herb's mother, Aunt Kate McCarthy, Miss Hurley (a dressmaker who helped get everyone ready for the picture), Herb's brother Jim and his brother Bernard

Seated: John Henry Foley (Herb's father), brother Tom seated on his knee (whose name was changed to Fr. Bernard when he was ordained a priest), sister Anne (on stool), Herb's Grandmother Foley whose husband Dennis came to this country from Ireland with his father Dennis, and his brothers, Patrick and Jeremiah.

Herb is my grandfather. It's odd that his mother isn't even mentioned by name and yet both the aunt and the dressmaker are named. I guess not too many people smiled for pictures back then!

Submitted by Jack Foley of Ashburn, Virginia

Governor Pat Brown

Governor Pat Brown

San Francisco, March 17, 1965. California Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr., father of Jerry, in the St. Patrick's Day parade at Jones & McAllister, off Market St. Those are probably his grandkids. I shot this on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

 
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