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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 • CHRISTMAS JOKE WITH A POINT TO IT

Duck Pond 1912

Duck Pond 1912

Found Snapshot. Dated 1912 on back.

Drowning in Paperwork, January 1957

Drowning in Paperwork, January 1957

One of a series of snapshots taken in a business that might be a textbook distributor or warehouse. Hope they didn't allow smoking on the job.

The Kids 1897

The Kids 1897

My grandfather and the other Tyler kids, said to be taken 1897 or '98 (but probably about 1905) in Keene, NH. Clockwise, from front: Lucie, Grace, Fred (later, F. Harold), Charles, and Leo. Grace never married and Leo had no children. Lucie died in childhood.

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America.

The Kids 1952

The Kids 1952

The Tyler kids about twenty years later... Marjorie (Tyler) Craven, Harriet (Tyler) Miller, their father, F. Harold Tyler, their mother, Florence (Carpenter) Tyler, Ruby (Carriker) Tyler, and her husband, Albert Tyler.

Those little guys in the front? That's me, staring into space, and my cousin Mike Tyler, shrugging off his mom's hands.

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

The Kids 1931

The Kids 1931

My great grandparents, Frank D.W. Carpenter and Martha Harriet (Britton) Carpenter are in front. Behind are grandson John C. Perry (son of Mabel C. Perry), grandson Albert C. Tyler, his sister, Harriet Emma Tyler, their mother, Florence (Carpenter) Tyler, and her youngest daughter, Marjorie. (Surry, NH, 1931)

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

Scranton War Workers

Scranton War Workers

Making submarine nets for Hazard Wire and Rope, during the war (unsure of the exact year). The ladies were allowed to work just four hours a day due to the harsh conditions. My grandmother Veronica Turchin (nee Oroski) is front row, far left.

Ruins of the Economy

Ruins of the Economy

Real-photo postcard of a disaster in an unidentified location.

 
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