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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 • CITY OF RUINS AND ROSES, c. 1930

Family cares (Cuidados de familia)

Family cares (Cuidados de familia)

Stereo pair, Strohmeyer & Wyman; New York, c 1880

Centennial

Centennial

Stereo pair, 1876 (unknown photographer & publisher): "The Pirate Ship Sighting the Enemy"

Harold Meister at Lathe

Harold Meister at Lathe

My grandfather at work Can you belive they wore ties to work on machinary in the 1930's?

c1910 Near Shenandoah Pennslyvania

c1910 Near Shenandoah Pennslyvania

c 1910 photo album taken in the Shenandoah, Schuylkill Co., Pa area.

c1910 Near Shenandoah Pennslyvania

c1910 Near Shenandoah Pennslyvania

From a c1910 Photo Album taken in the Shenadoah area, Schuylkill Co Pennsylvania

Old Store

Old Store

I found this years ago in a box where my mother kept a lot of her old pictures. It shows a store in Richwoods, Tennessee, Dyer County, circa 1918.

May Parker c. 1890, St Joseph Missouri

May Parker c. 1890, St Joseph Missouri

Would like to send May back to family. Her portrait is from the photo albums of Edward Milton Peters, who lived in Rushville, Missouri, for many years and spent the remainder of his life in St. Joseph. He died in 1941. Photographer J.W.Souder, St Joseph.

 
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