Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.
Vintage photos of:
My fraternal grandmother in Fresno, CA, sometime around 1935 when she would have been about 17. View full size.
My wife's great-grandfather Albert Dostie, on the left, and his brother cutting down a few trees. Photo likely taken in the 1910's up in Quebec before they found their way to Maine. View full size.
More of my wife's family. This is her grandfather Richard Dostie Sr. with his chickens in Weeks Mills, Maine. She believes this was taken sometime during the 1950s. View full size.
My mom's parents Anatole and Natalia Filipoff, Niteroi Brazil, sometime in the early 1960's. Originally from Russia around Rostov-on-Don, they emigrated to Brazil in 1949. When the kids all were old enough grandma kicked them out to emigrate to the US. My mother and her sister in the early 60's, her brother in the late 1970's. My grandfather passed away in Niteroi in 1994, after that my grandmother moved to the US. She became a citizen in 2005, died earlier this year in January.
Another photo taken in Turkey 1963 when my dad was stationed there. I am thinking the billboard has to do with the 40th Annivesary of the founding of the modern country related to my previous posting. Though it seems like only men are allowed to mill around town. View full size.
Kids today think they have it difficult. How would they react to rules such as these? This is a copy of my actual school rules as I started high school in 1959. View full size.
I've always been really fond of this picture. It was taken on the day of my grandparents' wedding in 1948. My grandmother was 21 at the time and my grandfather was 22. View full size.