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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 • VOLUNTEER FOR VICTORY

Man With Owl

Man With Owl

This wise old dead creature hit Dad's windshield one night on Indiana State Road 25 from Logansport to Rochester. I believe he gave it to a taxidermy hobbyist. 1964, Kodachrome slide.

American Garage: 1965

American Garage: 1965

American service station. Don't know where, but it's 1965. View full size.

Jarts!

Jarts!

Spring of 1969. Maybe one of my siblings can chime in on where this was. Jefferson Street in Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome slide.

Summer of 69

Summer of 69

Yes, my backyard was a corn field. That was a heck of a lot of fun to play in. Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome slide.

Don's Got Customers

Don's Got Customers

It's ladies night and business is brisk! Three generations of them, no less. It's around 1960, probably at Christmas, again in Crown Point, Indiana. This is from a squareish slide so I think it might be from some sort of medium format camera. Since I can't quite figure out how to get my scanner to change its format, you're missing the lower part of the bodies: one sitting on a bar stool, one kneeling on a bar stool, and one pregnant. View full size.

Crown Point Christmas 1971

Crown Point Christmas 1971

Aphrodite sets out the styrofoam cups. Kodachrome slide.

Uncle Don as Godfather

Uncle Don as Godfather

September 1957 on Adams Street in Gary, Indiana. Anscochrome slide.

 
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