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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

War Wedding

War Wedding

June 1944 Wedding of PFC Francis J. Callan and Catherine Geraghty. Most Precious Blood Parish, Astoria, Queens. The Norman Rockwell looking kid is Bobby Walsh, nephew of the groom. Photo by Mickey Dawe, a friend of the family and photographer for the New York Daily Mirror.

Young Navy Sailor - ca. 1949

Young Navy Sailor - ca. 1949

This was a portrait of my late Uncle Charles "Sonny" Haile taken around 1949 at the age of 17. (That's right, 17 years of age, he falsified records to get in the Navy). EDIT: I have since found out he did not falsify records, actually my Mother signed the papers to allow him into the Navy.

Glacier Point c. 1920

Glacier Point c. 1920

Glacier Point, on the south wall of California's Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet, 3,200 feet above Curry Village, offers superb views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Falls, Nevada Falls and Clouds Rest.

Wawona Tree

Wawona Tree

Wawona Tree was a famous giant sequoia that stood in Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park. It had a height of 227 feet (69 m) and was 90 ft (27 m) in circumference. A tunnel was cut through the tree in 1881. (Sign says road was cut 1875.) The Wawona Tree fell in 1969 under an estimated two ton load of snow on its crown. The giant sequoia is estimated to have been 2,300 years old.

Mount Fuji 1955

Mount Fuji 1955

"Sayonara." U.S. planes over Mount Fuji, Japan, from an album compiled by the 6100th, 6111st, 6112nd, 6113rd, 6114th Tachihawa Group comprising Japanese airmen heading to the United States for Air Force military police training school.

World War 2 - Lucky German

World War 2 - Lucky German

War's most likely over for this young man.

World War 2 - Four GI's

World War 2 - Four GI's

4 GI's posing for future generations.

 
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