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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

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

(No caption provided.)

Antietam, MD October 1862

Antietam, MD October 1862

Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, September-October 1862. 1. Col. Delos B. Sacket, I.G. 2. Capt. George Monteith. 3. Lt. Col. Nelson B. Sweitzer. 4. Gen. George W. Morell. 5. Col. Alexander S. Webb, Chief of Staff, 5th Corps. 6. Gen. George B. McClellan. 7. Scout Adams. 8. Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Army Medical Director. 9. Unknown. 10. President Lincoln. 11. Gen. Henry J. Hunt. 12. Gen. Fitz-John Porter. 13. Unknown. 14. Col. Frederick T. Locke, A.A.G. 15. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys. 16. Capt. George Armstrong Custer.
[There is someone inside the tent.]

I cleaned the image up a bit and added the legend.

The original is here: http://tinyurl.com/5xzb5p

Farm Children, 1915

Farm Children, 1915

Catharine Carofalo, and her cousins Anna and Carl Schwendt, in a field of daisies at Maple Trees Farm in Skippack, Pennsylvania.

Grandma and her gal pals

Grandma and her gal pals

(No caption provided.)

Niagara Falls c. 1922

Niagara Falls c. 1922

My grandfather and his new father-in-law on a trip to Niagara Falls around 1922.

Granddad in Uniform (1917)

Granddad in Uniform (1917)

My grandfather in his Army uniform in 1917.

 
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