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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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On Vacation 1962

On Vacation 1962

Summer 1962. We stopped in the historic Gold Rush town of Mariposa, California on our way to Yosemite. My mother, grandmother and father are standing at the corner of the Schlageter Hotel, built around 1859-1866, while I'm across the street taking this shot on 127 Kodacolor with my Brownie Starmite. I was about to turn 16, and later that year I finally graduated to 35mm. Neither the 1959 Ford wagon or the fabulous 1957 Oldsmobile hardtop belonged to us. Our 1956 Rambler wagon is parked out of sight somewhere. View full size.

60's Gun Series Part III

60's Gun Series Part III

From a Kodachrome slide. Okay, so it's a not a gun. But he could be one of them dust bunny rustlers. View full size.

60's Gun Series Part II

60's Gun Series Part II

From a Kodachrome slide. That's me. View full size.

60's Gun Series Part I

60's Gun Series Part I

From a Kodachrome slide. That's my brother. View full size.

Christmas 1964

Christmas 1964

Christmas 1964 in Rochester, Indiana. Kodachrome slide. View full size. [It's Christmas in June (for me, especially) with an exceptional selection of member-submitted color slides. There are even more here. Thanks, Santa! - Dave]

The Late Show: 1969

The Late Show: 1969

January 1969 in Rochester, Indiana. If you can figure out what movie or TV show that is, I'll give you a cookie. I'm stumped. From a Kodachrome slide. View full size.

Last Years Together

Last Years Together

Grandma and Grandpa, the same couple seen in "All Dressed Up in Valparaiso" in 1948. Now the mid to late 1970's at Bass Lake, Indiana.

 
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