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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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Protest March 1966

Protest March 1966

San Francisco, 1966. International Days of Protest march on Market St. between Powell & Mason. Slide mount is dated August. Is the theater marquee a comment? The Woolworths at Powell & Market is now The Gap. The near buildings along Market are all gone, the area now occupied by Hallidie Plaza. I took this on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

Hollywood & Vine: 1963

Hollywood & Vine: 1963

August 1963. Here I am at world famous Hollywood & Vine, or in this case, Don't Walk & Vine. Hint: I'm not the one in the green skirt and heels. View full size.

Wash Tub Kid

Wash Tub Kid

No, this is not Pie Town. It's my nephew Jimmy taking a bath at our Russian River summer place in Guernewood Park, California in 1961. View full size.

OCS graduate

OCS graduate

My dad, R. Douglas Thorp, at Naval Station Great Lakes in 1962. He had completed OCS, and had been received his commission as Ensign.

The Birds Has Gone

The Birds Has Gone

August 1964. School building in Bodega, California, a year or so after location filming for Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." And if you think my grammar is bad, you just don't remember the film's advertising tagline: "The Birds Is Coming!" 35mm Montgomery Ward brand slide film. View full size.

The Pike, Long Beach 1963

The Pike, Long Beach 1963

The Pike at Long Beach, California, August 1963. An old-style amusement park with wooden roller coaster "The Cyclone," closed in 1979. View full size.

I Did It My Way

I Did It My Way

I realize this isn't how most kids would use a tricycle. But you see, what I really wanted to do was play "driving a car," only I didn't have one of those. So I made do with my big brother's old trike; I'm pretending the real wheel is the steering wheel. You see. Around 1949. Look at those cuffs and that waistline; my mother was planning on my getting a lot of use out of those jeans.

 
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