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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

John Deere Model D Tractor

John Deere Model D Tractor

My dad and grandfather with local farmers in front of the old steel wheeled John Deere Model "D" tractor in rural Alberta.

Panama Canal construction

Panama Canal construction

A view of a raised house for an American management worker and his family during construction of the Panama Canal. Approximately 1911.

Viewing the Panama Canal locks under construction

Viewing the Panama Canal locks under construction

A view of one of the locks on the Panama Canal during construction. Approximately 1911.

Panama Canal Crane

Panama Canal Crane

A photo of a crane used by the American Panama Canal company during canal construction. Approximately 1911.

Martinez Bass Club part 2

Martinez Bass Club part 2

Another view of the Martinez Bass Club used by the Coast Guard during WWII.

Martinez Bass Club used by Coast Guard During WWII

Martinez Bass Club used by Coast Guard During WWII

The Bass club in Martinez California, donated to the Coast Guard for use in patrolling the San Francisco Bay and areas surrounding Port Chicago and Benecia Arsenal.

Threshing

Threshing

Harvesting with the old threshing machine in the 1940's. Taken in rural Alberta.

 
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