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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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Full Service: 1950s

Full Service: 1950s

Onalaska, Wisconsin, early 1950s, when full service was the rule. View full size.

That '70s Slideshow

That '70s Slideshow

First Holy Communion in 1971 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rochester, Indiana, from a 35mm slide. View full size.

Wedding Aftermath 1954

Wedding Aftermath 1954

Gary, Indiana. January 1954. Kodachrome. View full size.

How Do We Look for Social Worker Visits?

How Do We Look for Social Worker Visits?

I see 1 Moe, 1 Curly, and 4 or 5 Larrys. 1969 birthday party in Rochester, Indiana. From a slide. Their faces really did stick like that if you think about it. We're looking at them now. View full size.

Democratic HQ 1961

Democratic HQ 1961

Fulton County Democratic Party headquarters in Rochester, Indiana. From a Kodachrome. View full size.

Santa Baby: 1963

Santa Baby: 1963

Christmas 1963 in Rochester, Indiana. From a slide. View full size.

Airflow & El-Car

Airflow & El-Car

My parents' Chrysler Airflow and El-Car Trailer during WWII.

 
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