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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

Mother-in-law with a Mercedes

Mother-in-law with a Mercedes

Siegen, Germany 1955. My mother in law with a Mercedes-Benz.

My father in law with a Mercedes

My father in law with a Mercedes

Siegen, Germany, 1955. My father-in-law with a Mercedes 180D.

Violet Mae Phillips - Spring 1934

Violet Mae Phillips - Spring 1934

Violet Mae Phillips in the spring of 1934, at or near the family farm in Cherry County, Nebraska. A few months after this picture was taken, Violet was shot and killed by her father George.

Redwood Tree

Redwood Tree

This is a redwood tree ready to be felled. No chainsaws then. Most likely Humbolt [or would that be Humboldt, with a D?] County, California.

two "T"s

two "T"s

This came from my grandparents' photos, most likely taken in Yakima Valley Washington. Not sure who it is. The lc plate is 1921. The cars are Ford "T"s.

Auto

Auto

This looks like it was taken in San Francisco. The lady in the front seat looks like she is holding a doll. Car appears to be from mid teens.

Me & Mrs. Grillo: 1948

Me & Mrs. Grillo: 1948

"Me and Mrs. Grillo." Circa 1948 Anscochrome transparency of my grandmother (on the left) at her house in Miami Shores with Mrs. Grillo, who rented a garage apartment there. View full size.

 
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