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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.

 
 
 
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Seals Stadium: 1953

Seals Stadium: 1953

Seals Stadium, San Francisco, August 1953. My sister (third gal from left) and her friends at the ballpark to watch the San Francisco Seals play. Five years later the Giants came to town, and in 1959 Seals Stadium was demolished. From a 2-1/4 square Kodacolor negative. View full size.

Christmas Clean Sweep: 1961

Christmas Clean Sweep: 1961

Little boys in the 60s seemed to have an obsession with floor sweeping implements, if recent Shorpy submissions are any indication. This is my nephew Jimmy, on a Christmas 1961 visit to our home in Larkspur, California. 127 Ektachrome slide.

1952 Honor Society Trip to DC

1952 Honor Society Trip to DC

Senior students from P. S. du Pont HS in Wilmington DE in 1952 during their Honor Society trip to Washington DC. From left to right, Robert J. Wilson, John Mayfield (partly hidden), Nancy Wittenberg and Karl M. Buretz. Photographer: John Strassburger

G.I. Joe Christmas 1964

G.I. Joe Christmas 1964

Diamond Bar, California, Christmas Day 1964. My nephew Jimmy got a G.I. Joe. I got almost all of him in the frame. Not Kodachrome, unfortunately, but some cheap department store off-brand slide film. View full size.

Frankie!

Frankie!

Our third look at the Holiday Shop record and camera store in Roeland Park, Kansas, circa 1950. Frank Sinatra is pictured on the wall. View full size.

Senior Honor Society Trip

Senior Honor Society Trip

Senior Honor Society students from the 1952 class of Pierre S duPont HS in Wilmington DE, during their trip to Washington DC in April of that year. From left to right: Karl M Buretz, Don Williamson, Dorothy Clarkson (?), Carole Brumbaugh, Norma Anderson, Alison Almy, Richard A Chilcutt, John Karomfily. Photographer: John Strassburger

Shoulda Seen the Other Guy

Shoulda Seen the Other Guy

I'm not sure anyone remembers how my brother got this black eye, but this shot shows that Dad always had the Retina ready at a moment's notice. Mid-1960's Kodachrome.

 
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