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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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Theodore Johnson 1939

Theodore Johnson 1939

Teddy Johnson, 3 years old.

Jensen Family

Jensen Family

The Jensen family in the woods near what is now Yelm, Washington, probably late 1800's. Watch our documentary about the family called "Boots and Socks" at www.nixbros.com

Bon Voyage 1931

Bon Voyage 1931

Sam Lippman went to Germany in the early 1930's to study medicine and left us some fabulous images. Here's the view of the New York docks from the SS Berlin on September 24, 1931.

Jimmy Doolittle

Jimmy Doolittle

Major General Jimmy Doolittle (left) meeting with pilots somewhere in Italy (possibly Corsica) in 1942 or 1943.

Shorpy Prints for Your Pod

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Shorpy Prints for Your Pod

We have two new desk and pod-wall print sizes in the Gift Shop: 8x10 and 11x17 inches, all beautifully printed on seimi-glossy photo paper by Juniper Gallery South. Prices are $15 and $20. The larger-size Juniper Gallery prints on French art paper continue as before. Now the Floating Lady can go anywhere you do!

Kuykendall Family

Kuykendall Family

Family portrait in Marietta,Georgia, from 1923. Franklin Kuykendall, Maggie Mae Brooks, Lila Mae and (standing) Mary Louise.

Wedding

Wedding

No other data, sadly. I believe it's likely pre-war.

 
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