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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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Keene, NH

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Keene, NH

Real Photo Post Card, Azo paper, stamp box design in use 1924-49. Main Street (foreground) was once billed as the "World's Widest Paved Main Street." Congregationalist Church is the white spire at the top of the square, westernmost spire is Grace Methodist, on Court Street. Some version of the Cheshire House, a well-known hotel, stood on the east side of Main from 1837 to 1934, when it was replaced with a one-story commercial block.

Britton Place, Surry, NH.

Britton Place, Surry, NH.

Real Photo Post Card, Azo paper, stamp box design in use 1910-30. Home of my Great-Great-Grandmother, Betsey Britton, and later her daughter and son-in-law, Martha Harriet and Frank D.W. Carpenter. Looks like the firewood is ready for the coming winter. This house was razed in the mid-late '50s when the Surry Mtn. Dam was built to control flooding along the Ashuelot River. Surry Mountain is in the background.

Hay Wagon

Hay Wagon

Summer of 1913, Surry, NH. Florence (Carpenter) driving horses, Grandpa (F.D.Carpenter) and John (Perry, age 2) on load of hay. Likely Mabel (Carpenter) Perry standing by rig.

Grampy Comeau

Grampy Comeau

This is my grandfather. I like his grin. It looks like he's up to something.

The Barn

The Barn

The barn at the Carver Ranch in Cherry County, Nebraska.

1928 - Star Car

1928 - Star Car

The Phillips family shows off their new Star Car in downtown Alliance, Nebraska.

1927 - Coyote Ugly

1927 - Coyote Ugly

Family member Milo Woods shows off some coyote pelts in rural Nebraska.

 
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