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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 • CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

Mayflower Gulch MT 1924

Mayflower Gulch MT 1924

Sylvester Clark, Woolly Chaps, Mayflower Gulch, MT 1924

Clark Family Post Card 1914

Clark Family Post Card 1914

W. S. Clark Family Post Card, used to solicit for family store in Renova, MT. 14 good reasons to buy from W S Clark

Hustle and keep smiling

Hustle and keep smiling

Self-portrait in a mirror, dated 1912.

Baby in mourning?

Baby in mourning?

Tintype of an infant dressed in dark clothing. Babies were usually dressed in white. Could the family have been in mourning?

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

A Victorian tintype of a handsome (and patient) dog.

Grandpa Joe in WWI

Grandpa Joe in WWI

Joseph Burns, my maternal grandmother's second husband, circa WWI in his military finery. This photo on a postcard was given to my mother at my grandmother's passing, then passed on to me! Grandma said Joe "was a great dancer" and she had 15 years of marriage with him before his passing...

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