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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 • BRIDGE AT ARGENTEUIL, 1874

Mother and Baby: 1924

Mother and Baby: 1924

This is my grandmother and great-grandmother, Bernadine & Elsie Buck, in the wheat country of Davenport, Washington. View full size.

Ford T

Ford T

This came from grandparents. Most likely in Yakima Valley, Washington. Maybe my gramps and brother. License plate says 1919. Photographer unknown. The car is a Ford T.

Steam Car

Steam Car

This is a Stanley Steamer around 1910. Place and photographer unknown.

Early Auto

Early Auto

This is a 1903 Winton. Place, time and photographer unknown.

Logging

Logging

This is A before repair of same photo.

Logging

Logging

A friend found this in her grandmother's things. I think maybe taken in the Sierras in California. Looks like around 1880s. Photographer unknown. Repaired with Photodeluxe.

Grandmother, Mom, my aunts (& Wiggy)

Grandmother, Mom, my aunts (& Wiggy)

For Mother's Day - my mom's mother, Eleanor, her daughters Gretchen, Heather and (the youngest) Sheila, my mom, with dog Wiggy. The girls are all wearing coats made by Eleanor. 1947ish. (I get my auburn from Eleanor).

 
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