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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

World War 2 - Germans having Fun

World War 2 - Germans having Fun

Notice the shell "coming out" of the gun. These guys are enjoying themselves.

Drawing Room 1920s

Drawing Room 1920s

Drawing Room 1920s. View full size.

Bedroom 1920s

Bedroom 1920s

Bedroom 1920s. View full size.

Wichita 1890s

Wichita 1890s

Young lady from Wichita, Kansas. Photographer Studabaker, 142 N. Main St.

Stylish Family c.1885

Stylish Family c.1885

Photographer Walter C. North, Utica, N.Y.

Miss Jennie Quigley

Miss Jennie Quigley

Miss Jennie Quigley. Height 28 inches, weight 32 pounds, taken when she was in her late teens. Photographer W.S. Manning (Successor to A.P Walcott), No. 58 Chatham St., New York.

Stewart's Root Beer Stand, 1940

Stewart's Root Beer Stand, 1940

My Aunt Doris Bonham at age 15, the fifth girl from the left. The location on Kanawha Boulevard East in Charleston, West Virginia, would later become the second Shoney's restaurant, now one of the largest chains in the U.S. Old company photo.

 
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