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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

A Skip in Time

A Skip in Time

Aileen Chagnon skips rope in front of her home on Maple Ave in Uncasville, CT circa 1945

Mullen High School - 1930

Mullen High School - 1930

Mullen High School, in Mullen, Nebraska. Class of 1930.

My grandmother, Bertha (Phillips) Richard, is the 5th from the left in the first row.

Getting a Ticket

Getting a Ticket

Getting a ticket from an SFPD Motorcycle officer on the corner of Fulton and Laguna Streets, San Fran, CA.

Shadow of a Google Camera

Shadow of a Google Camera

This is a shadow of the 360-degree camera on top of the Google Street View vehicle. Photo is on Fulton Street in San Francisco (in the 500 block). Nearby Laguna Street has a police unit following the Google camera around. Wonder if they were suspicious enough to get pulled over.

Woodville, Alabama - June 1942

Woodville, Alabama - June 1942

This image was scanned from an original slide made in June 1942 in Woodville, Alabama. The photographer's name is Wendell Page. The photo is believed to have been made with the Argus Model "A" color film camera which belonged to Mr. Page's college professor. View full size.

Log Train

Log Train

Redwood logging train in Freshwater, Humboldt County, California, before 1900. Photo by Ericson of Arcata.

mill town

mill town

Train in the mill town of Korbel, in Humboldt County, California, on the Arcata Mad river railroad. Taken about 1911.

 
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