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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

Germany

Germany

Army soldiers in Germany.

Pretty girl

Pretty girl

My 2nd cousin, very pretty picture.

Bedtime Prayers

Bedtime Prayers

My 2nd cousins, supposed to be saying their prayers!

Little girl on motorcycle

Little girl on motorcycle

My 2nd cousin trying to get on a motorcycle.

My grandparents

My grandparents

My Mammie and Pa, looks like they were dressed to go out on the town.

Girls and their grandpa

Girls and their grandpa

My mom and her twin sister and their grandpa in the soda shop. This store only closed a few years ago when the owner died! They made the best orangeade's! I like the Jack's 2 for a penny cookie tin on the right.

Pa and his pictures

Pa and his pictures

Pa in Germany, I love this picture because of the photos in his locker of my mom, her sister, and my Mammie, which I also have copies of.

 
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