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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

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.

Marching Band

Marching Band

Some of our neighbors (still neighbors after 60 years!) in their band uniforms. I love this pictures because I was in marching band in school too.

(Tintype) Mother and Baby

(Tintype) Mother and Baby

This tintype was found in a collection of pictures from my wife's grandfather Charles Mathew LeGallienne. He came from Liverpool to Atlanta around the turn of the century. The mother appears to be in mourning with what appears to be a dead baby. I would love comments on this photo. The woman was probably the sister of Ruby Love Andrews from Alabama.

Working Woman

Working Woman

My great aunt and her son. I love the coveralls.

Cute Kids

Cute Kids

My 2nd cousins, I just think this is a cute picture with the sunglasses and them sitting on the car.

Pa in Germany

Pa in Germany

Pa in Germany.

Airborne 2

Airborne 2

My Mammie and aunt in the NC mountains.

 
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