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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 • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Foley Family

The Foley Family

Taken about 1902: The Foley Family poses outside their log home, built circa 1847, located on Keenan Road in the Helena area of upper New York State, Saint Lawrence County.

Standing (left to right): Herbert John Foley (born Jan 26, 1892), Herb's mother, Aunt Kate McCarthy, Miss Hurley (a dressmaker who helped get everyone ready for the picture), Herb's brother Jim and his brother Bernard

Seated: John Henry Foley (Herb's father), brother Tom seated on his knee (whose name was changed to Fr. Bernard when he was ordained a priest), sister Anne (on stool), Herb's Grandmother Foley whose husband Dennis came to this country from Ireland with his father Dennis, and his brothers, Patrick and Jeremiah.

Herb is my grandfather. It's odd that his mother isn't even mentioned by name and yet both the aunt and the dressmaker are named. I guess not too many people smiled for pictures back then!

Submitted by Jack Foley of Ashburn, Virginia

Governor Pat Brown

Governor Pat Brown

San Francisco, March 17, 1965. California Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr., father of Jerry, in the St. Patrick's Day parade at Jones & McAllister, off Market St. Those are probably his grandkids. I shot this on 35mm Kodachrome. View full size.

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.

 
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