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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 • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

The Kids (and the parents) 1920

The Kids (and the parents) 1920

The Family Tyler, 1920. Florence (Carpenter) Tyler and F. Harold Tyler with three of their four children, Albert Carpenter Tyler, Ruth Marion Tyler, and Harriet Emma Tyler. Harriet, my mother, was born in 1920.

The Osborne-Tyler Orchestra, 1919

The Osborne-Tyler Orchestra, 1919

The Osborne-Tyler Orchestra, 1919. Seated, Frank Snow, ____ Osborne (piano). Standing, Carl Starkey, Frederick Harold Tyler, Floyd (Spillaker) Mason, Leo Tyler.

FHT's Bowler

FHT's Bowler

My grandfather Frederick Harold Tyler from an undated Real Photo Postcard. The address side displays the Sailboat stamp area which places it between 1905 and 1908.

Albert Fesmire, 1930

Albert Fesmire, 1930

Albert Fesmire, Christian missionary in Tibet. 1930.

Basketball practice

Basketball practice

Basketball practice at Lower Moreland H.S., Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 1925

Elementary school 1943 (Switzerland)

Elementary school 1943 (Switzerland)

My Mom's class photograph from 1943. My Mom is the barefoot girl on on the right hand side.

Daddy 1951 (Swiss Army)

Daddy 1951 (Swiss Army)

My dad in the Swiss Army, 1951. He was born 1931 and died 1964. R.I.P. Daddy.

 
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