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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 • SUMMER IN ITALY, 1951

The Mill at Prairie du Sac Wisconsin 1906

The Mill at Prairie du Sac Wisconsin 1906

Waiting for customers at the feed mill in Prairie du Sac Wisconsin, 1906.

The Gray Printing Press: 1890

The Gray Printing Press: 1890

Left to right: Leroy Capen Gray, Leonard Wise Gray, Frank Winfree, William Howard Gray, and William Bailey Gray.

Bell Telephone Long Line Crew 1929

Bell Telephone Long Line Crew 1929

These men are part of a Bell Telephone Long Line crew that was putting up telephone lines in the Midwest in the late Twenties and early Thirties. Taking Sunday off in Decauter [Decatur?], Illinois.

Navy inspection on airfield

Navy inspection on airfield

My Grandmother and Mother

My Grandmother and Mother

My grandmother and mother around 1949.

Airplanes 14 15 16 17 and crews

Airplanes 14 15 16 17 and crews

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Airplane # 14 and crew

Airplane # 14 and crew

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