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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 • LAKE GARDA, ITALY

The Davis Family

The Davis Family

From left to right. Mrs Lobbens, Jean Davis (my aunt), Gertie Lobbens, Katie Lobbens (Jeans Godmother), Adeline Davis (my grandmother), Clara Lobbens, Patricia Davis (my mother), Alexander "Jack" Davis (my grandfather), Margaret Davis (my aunt). Aug 19th 1934. Fargo N.Dakota

Ethel Elvira Frances Wedmark Price and Burt Price

Ethel Elvira Frances Wedmark Price and Burt Price

Ethel Elvira Frances Wedmark Price and Burt Price circa 1910

Summer Strings

Summer Strings

Obtained from an old, family photograph album purchased for only $2.00, this photo illustrates two women in West Portsmouth, Ohio, circa WWI.

Atlantic City 1961

Atlantic City 1961

Walking the beach at Atlantic City in 1961 - long before the casinos popped up.

Photo: Don Hall, Sr.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA

Boys Boxing

Boys Boxing

Boy boxing (India vs. Scotland?) - found in Wiltshire, UK (Glass Negative)

Jennie Christa Power

Jennie Christa Power

Jennie was my grandmother. She was born Jennie Christa Butcher, in 1885, in Mound City, Kansas. She died in Prince Frederick, Maryland, in 1954. She was an accomplished cellist who played in symphony orchestras and vaudeville, mostly in Iowa. This photo was taken in the 1920s in Mason City, Iowa.

Farewell party of Shri. H. V. Rangarao.

Farewell party of Shri. H. V. Rangarao.

My father Shri. Holalkere Venkatanarayanappa Ranga rao, was a Specialist in Accounts. He was an excellent Astrologer and man of high values.

He hails from a sleepy village, called 'Holalkere,' in 'Chitradurga Dist', of 'Old Mysore', a princely state of Karnataka.

This self taught man, knew many things. He was proficient in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and of course, English !

This particular picture was taken, when he left a reputed firms, to fulfill the desire of his father, to work as *'Shanbhogue' at his native place, HOLALKERE !

* Shanbhogues were not appointed but this profession is passed on to sons, from very earlier times. Essentially Shanbhogues were village Accountants, in the larger meaning of the term. But, in those days, they were treated very highly in the Society, and did several social works !

Now, village Accountants, are working in place of Shanbhagues !

 
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