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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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Old Gold Cigarette 1956

Old Gold Cigarette 1956

Old Gold Cigarette Promotional Girls. 1956.

Lunch on the Pennsy RR

Lunch on the Pennsy RR

Pennsylvania Railroad Dining Car 1940's. View full size.

Street Corner Newark, New Jersey c. 1930

Street Corner Newark, New Jersey c. 1930

Street Corner Newark, NJ c. 1930. View full size.

Newark Airport 1940

Newark Airport 1940

Newark Airport in 1940 as photographed by Leslie Zirkelbach of Bloomfield, New Jersey. United Airlines. View full size.

Mom and Sophie (Switzerland 1949)

Mom and Sophie (Switzerland 1949)

My Mom (on the left) and her sister Sophie (on the right) and a friend 1949 (Sports event).

Swiss Army 1958

Swiss Army 1958

My uncle Toni with his buddies.

Christmas Eve 1913

Christmas Eve 1913

Illumination on the Common, Keene, NH, Christmas Eve 1913. If I've got the orientation correct, the bit of white behind the bright light at right is the Congregational Church at the head of the square. This 50-foot spruce was Keene's first community Christmas tree.

 
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