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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 • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Tyler Family Reunion, 1916

Tyler Family Reunion, 1916

Tyler Family Reunion, Wheelock Park, Keene NH, about 1916. No IDs on the back, but I can pick out my grandmother Florence (Carpenter) Tyler, fourth from the left (standing), and my grandfather F.H. Tyler, third from the right. His parents, Emma (Towne) Tyler and Albert Herman Tyler, are standing behind the girls in white.

I Love a Parade!

I Love a Parade!

Another Real Photo Postcard -- Keene NH, July 4, 1911. Forrest Hall, F. H. Tyler, Jim Foley, and ____ Clark, piccolos; John Chapman, ___?___, Leo Tyler, drums; Mike Breen, bass drum.

Keene Matchless

Keene Matchless

The Keene Matchless Fife & Drum Corps, 1901, posing at the Diamond Match Company factory in Beaver Mills, a complex of mills in Keene, NH. Front: Ed Barrett, Archie Howard, drums; ____ Avery, drum major. Back, F.H. Tyler (my grandfather at age 18), Forest Hall, piccolos; Ben Symonds, bass drum. Beaver Mills was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. It had also housed manufacturing operations including a saw hill, grist mill, furniture mills, and a pail manufacturer.

See an earlier picture of Beaver Mills here: http://www.shorpy.com/node/3235

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.

 
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