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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 • NORTH TUSCANY COAST, 1948

1933 High School Football

1933 High School Football

I believe this is my Great Uncle's football team back in Iowa - no idea which one he is.

Great Uncle's Rock Garden

Great Uncle's Rock Garden

I don't know who the kids are, but it is wild to see the garden in all its glory knowing that I played in the same area 70-80 years later among weeds, a cracked pond and scattered rocks - Like ghosts of the past.

A Man and His Horses

A Man and His Horses

Great Grandpa and His horses - Rainbow and Balthie (?)
Looks like someone colored in the eyes to G-Gpa on the left photo.

Knott's Berry Farm 1958

Knott's Berry Farm 1958

Was reading an article by Steve Martin the actor/comedian in the New Yorker the other day and he mentioned that he'd started his career in show business at Knott's Berry Farm in the 60s. Wandering through some old family slides and, lo and behold, here's a shot from 1958. Predates Martin a bit, but I'm guessing it looked pretty similar. Oh, and that's my family on the right.

Photographer: Don Hall Sr.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA
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Whiteside School, 1931

Whiteside School, 1931

My father's school class of 1931 in Belleville, Illinois. He is 10 years old here.

1920's Real Photo Postcard

1920's Real Photo Postcard

I've had this Real Photo postcard in my collection for a long time. I know that it is from the 1920's and that it was published by CYKO. The problem is that I do not know what the subject matter is. Can anyone help to describe this postcard?

My family in Clear Lake, Iowa, circa 1914

My family in Clear Lake, Iowa, circa 1914

From left to right: Joe Manning (my father), Jennie Manning (my grandmother), Eveline Butcher (my great-grandmother), and Helen DeWiggins (my father's cousin), Clear Lake, Iowa, circa 1914.

 
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