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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 Pike, Long Beach 1963

The Pike, Long Beach 1963

The Pike at Long Beach, California, August 1963. An old-style amusement park with wooden roller coaster "The Cyclone," closed in 1979. View full size.

I Did It My Way

I Did It My Way

I realize this isn't how most kids would use a tricycle. But you see, what I really wanted to do was play "driving a car," only I didn't have one of those. So I made do with my big brother's old trike; I'm pretending the real wheel is the steering wheel. You see. Around 1949. Look at those cuffs and that waistline; my mother was planning on my getting a lot of use out of those jeans.

Tree Feller 1925

Tree Feller 1925

Cousin Arnold on a pine tree c.1925 at Madera Sugar Pine Camp 2, between Fish Camp and Oakhurst, California.

1918 Flu Epidemic

1918 Flu Epidemic

Masks like this were a familar sight during the 1918 flu pandemic. This is my aunt Mary on the left with some of her friends.

Union Corporal in Boston

Union Corporal in Boston

A rather tall Union Corporal taken on 14 Hanover Street in Boston by J.W. Turner.

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.

 
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