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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

McWhinnie Christmas 1943

McWhinnie Christmas 1943

The McWhinnie family Christmas in 1943 with my maternal Grandmother Vivina Ortner, her siblings, and parents.
Top row L to R:
Ruth, David Jr., Mary Alice, Vivina
Bottom row L to R:
parents Ruth & David, and baby of the family Dolores.

Dr. Mary Alice McWhinnie was a famous pioneer as a female scientist in Antarctica. Read a neat blog entry here, including another picture of Mary Alice & the plaque dedicating a bio lab to her at Palmer Station:
http://www.antarctica.uab.edu/blog/401/

Vivina Ortner 1920

Vivina Ortner 1920

Baby picture of my grandmother, Vivina Ortner. She is about a year old here.

1950s Wedding Party

1950s Wedding Party

That's my dad on the far left. My sis thinks she knows who these other people are.

Claude Mills Pitts

Claude Mills Pitts

McCord Studio of Laurens, South Carolina. My Father was born February 1918. I would assume this was taken about 1919-1920

Pittston, Pennsylvania

Pittston, Pennsylvania

Circa 1941.

Pittston, PA. c.1940

Pittston, PA.  c.1940

Pittston PA. C.1940

The Irvington

The Irvington

Written on the back: "This is Yours Truly. The winding steps lead up to our apt. A beautiful building. Shrubry (sic) in the center and winding steps on both sides. 'The Irvington' - this apartment is the background for many pictures."

 
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