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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Grandmother

Grandmother

My grandmother as a baby Agnes Klingele, born in 1895. She lived to 1989.

Florence Whitt Prince churning butter

Florence Whitt Prince churning butter

Florence Prince, taken around 1934-1936, my great great grandmother.

North Dakota Farmhands

North Dakota Farmhands

Farmhands posing in front of a thresher at my Grandfather's farm in the 1930s in North Dakota.

Flora McBee

Flora McBee

Resubmission of a better picture. Probably taken in Knoxville, TN circa 1920.

H. Clay Trumbull

H. Clay Trumbull

This is H. Clay Trumbull, who was a well known man in his time, indeed his book on child-rearing is still being published.

I own his Civil War diaries and other papers. He wrote many books, including a biography of his dear friend Henry Camp, who was killed in the Civil War ("The Knightly Soldier").

My grandfather purchased a house built by H. Clay Trumbull's son in Philadelphia and my grandfather stored these things for years, not realizing what they were.

Jive Bombers Navy Dance Band: 1943

Jive Bombers Navy Dance Band: 1943

These are the Jive Bombers, A Navy jazz band. In this instance they are playing at a dance for CASU Operations sailors on Dec. 13, 1943 at the Jungle Inn near Sand Point, WA. CASU is an acronym for Carrier Service Unit. One of many snaps that I have of this somewhat wild night attended by my Mom & Dad.

Can You Hear the Bitter Cry of Children

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Using some of the photos posted on Shorpy, reader Dale Caruso put together this touching audio slide show on child workers at the turn of the century. Thanks for sharing Dale.

 
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