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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

Union Artillery Man

Union Artillery Man

CDV of a gritty looking Union soldier. Looks to be an artillery man. Notice his rough looking hands. Taken in Boston by Hussey on 556 Washington Street.

Napping Tommies 1918

Napping Tommies 1918

WWI American Signal Corps photo of sleeping Tommies. Caption reads: 1st Bttn. Northampshire Infantry making best of soldeir's life in front line trenches at Molain, near Vaux - Oct. 17, 1918.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, on the walkway...

Hudson Driver

Hudson Driver

Here I am at the wheel of the 1948 Hudson posted earlier. I figure I'm about three here, which would make it around 1949-50.

Emery Garage

Emery Garage

My wife's grandpa at Emery Garage. In addition to driving the school bus he also ran the projector at the local movie theater. 1930's or early 40's?

Even newer pumps in Emery.

Even newer pumps in Emery.

My wife thinks this is late 40's or early 50's. View full size.

Grandpa's garage a few years later.

Grandpa's garage a few years later.

Newer pumps at this time.

 
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