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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Can't Resist My Gaze, Can You?

Can't Resist My Gaze, Can You?

Uncle Steve in Valparaiso, Indiana in the late 1940's from a Kodachrome slide.

Grandma at Bass Lake, Indiana

Grandma at Bass Lake, Indiana

Sometime in the early 1950's, from a Kodachrome slide.

Uncle Don's Basement Bar

Uncle Don's Basement Bar

Early 1960's in Crown Point, Indiana. View full size.

The Paper and a Smoke

The Paper and a Smoke

My dad around 1948, Valparaiso, Indiana. View full size.

All Dressed Up In Valparaiso

All Dressed Up In Valparaiso

Kodachrome slide. Grandma and Grandpa in Valparaiso, Indiana, around 1948. View full size.

New York World's Fair 1964

New York World's Fair 1964

My two sisters are on the left and Mom is on the right. From a Kodachrome slide. The picture says it all, I guess.

Klein's in Biloxi

Klein's in Biloxi

Opening week, 1943: Klein's Restaurant was one of the most popular spots in Biloxi, Mississippi - and remained so for the next 20 years. At the height of the postwar boom, Saturday night couples out on the town would line up on the sidewalk waiting for a table or booth – no reservations – It was strictly first come, first served. Klein's was also the first restaurant in town featuring air conditioning - a blessed relief on those sultry Summer Gulf Coast nights. The art deco styling, glass brick and stainless steel trimmed restaurant attracted locals, vacationing families and personalities. One summer night, veteran actor (and original voice of Frosty the Snowman) Billy de Wolfe stopped by. Unfortunately, it was after 10 p.m. and the place was closed for the evening! Yes, Biloxi was one of those small towns that "rolled up the sidewalks" after dark! In another 30 years, the adjoining bakery and delicatessen were demolished to make way for a new Federal Courthouse. Ironically, today that same Courthouse is empty and derelict!

 
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