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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 • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

The Deer Hunters

The Deer Hunters

Brothers Harry and Fred Carpenter with their kills, Surry, NH, c. 1910.

Fred and Nell

Fred and Nell

Fred Carpenter and his wife, Nell (Pickering) Carpenter, in their finery on their wedding day, 1909. Family history has it they spent the scandalous amount of $13.10 on their week-long wedding trip! Fred was from Surry, NH; Nell was from nearby Gilsum. They settled in Keene.

Carte de Visite 1850s

Carte de Visite 1850s

The image on the carte de visite looks like it might have been copied from a daguerreotype. No information on the back as to who it is or who took the picture.

The Highlanders Arrive

The Highlanders Arrive

From a WWI hand colored lantern slide by Underwood and Underwood of New York. Shows the Highlanders arriving at the Valcartier Camp, Quebec. Circa 1914.

Three Generations

Three Generations

From a box of 6x9cm glass plates purchased recently. I believe the photograph was taken in the early part of the 20th century in North Wales.

Girls in Convertible

Girls in Convertible

Another found snapshot. Can someone please identify the car? [It's a 1940 Buick. - Dave] View full size.

Ozark Outing

Ozark Outing

East Mountain, Arkansas, about 1904. My great-great aunt Grace Dowell (center, holding binoculars) and friends on an outing in the Ozarks, near the town of Eureka. Notice the hearing aid on the older man, third from the right.

 
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