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.
Vintage photos of:
Onalaska, Wisconsin, early 1950s, when full service was the rule. View full size.
First Holy Communion in 1971 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rochester, Indiana, from a 35mm slide. View full size.
Gary, Indiana. January 1954. Kodachrome. View full size.
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.
Fulton County Democratic Party headquarters in Rochester, Indiana. From a Kodachrome. View full size.
Christmas 1963 in Rochester, Indiana. From a slide. View full size.