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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

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.

A Tterrace Christmas, 1955

A Tterrace Christmas, 1955

1955. My brother takes a Kodachrome flash shot, and jiggles the camera a little. I'd like to say my father is reading me a Christmas story, but that never happened. Little did I realize back then how great those drapes were. That floor lamp is in my living room right now, and I also have the plastic Wise Men over on the Motorola. It's hard for me to think of something plastic as being antique, but it's 53 years, so... View full size.

Catholic High School Girls in Color

Catholic High School Girls in Color

1955. My brother loads his trusty Lordox with Ektachrome and sneaks it into his high school classroom.

 
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