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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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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.

Vintagraph: WPA Art, Posters and More

Vintagraph: WPA Art, Posters and More

The 1930s posters done for the Works Progress Administration have proven to be especially popular in the Shorpy gift shop, so Juniper Gallery has started Vintagraph, a Web site dedicated to high-quality reproductions of this unique artwork on museum-grade French art paper. Favorites include the curiously popular Keep Your Teeth Clean as well as the heroically proportioned Don't Jay Walk. We're adding new posters every day at www.vintagraph.com.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church

Another commercial endeavor from "J. A. French, Photographer, Keene, N. H.," This is one of a series of 31 "Views of Keene and Vicinity," "Stereoscopic and other Views Published and FOR SALE BY" the photographer who brought you views of the Wreck at Beaver Mills. Clarke's Block, occupied by O.P. Murdick's Harness Shop, is nearest to us. Ball's Block is on the other side of the church, and the Court House is the farthest building (on Court Street, naturally). The near spire behind the Congregational Church is the First Baptist Church (now razed); the second is Grace Methodist.

Feeding the livestock

Feeding the livestock

Eva Wilder, Munsonville, NH, 1905. Munsonville borders Granite Lake, about 12 miles northeast of Keene.

Halloween Party

Halloween Party

"Flash light picture" likely dating 1900-1910. [back] Wells Sargent, Nellie Driscoll, Marion Willard, John Fitzgerald, Emma Kothe, Edgar Leet, [middle] Mabel Carpenter, Agnes Baker, Edward See, Bessie Bickford, Bill Shea, [front?] Omer (?) Foster (?). Looks like Mabel has three arms!

 
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