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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 • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

Kindergarten in 1905

Kindergarten in 1905

I love this photo of my little grandma in kindergarten. She had a big name for a little girl: Jessie Arvilla Kammerdiener. This was in Carthage, Missouri, 1905.

Elmer and the Union Pacific

Elmer and the Union Pacific

In 1953, my Mom and Dad, my grandparents, and my Uncle Elmer hooked up the trailer, piled in the Ford and headed east.

Our family is genetically tied to transportation, especially railroads, so this shot of my Uncle getting back into the car is quite atypical - normally he'd have been staring the train down.

Fun shot, nonetheless. I think it is along the Columbia River, but I'm not sure.

Photo: Don Hall, Sr.

Don Hall
Yreka, CA

Boulder Colorado 1916

Boulder Colorado 1916

My mother was born in 1916. This shot of the main street in Boulder Colorado shows my grandmother standing on the sidewalk, perching her hands on her swollen belly, gazing toward the Daily Camera office and the foothills of the Front Range. Photograph by Harold V. Hartsough

Don Hall
Yreka, CA

Building a new home

Building a new home

Siegen, Germany, 1956. My grandparents building their new house.

Biloxi Bakery, Retail Shop, 1942

Biloxi Bakery, Retail Shop, 1942

Biloxi, Mississippi - The Biloxi Bakery's retail shop - featuring two standing loaves of Fred Klein Sr.'s Famous French Bread.

Left to right are Feenie, Fred Sr., Verna and Fred Klein Jr. The shop was remodeled two years later when a restaurant and delicatessen were added on (to the right side of the picture).

Baker's Boys

Baker's Boys

Fred Jr. and Ralph, sons of the owner of the Biloxi Bakery. Taken about 1923.

Biloxi Bakery Circa 1930

Biloxi Bakery Circa 1930

Three delivery trucks in front of the Biloxi Bakery and Confectioneries. known by the locals as simply Klein's. For over sixty years it supplied the Biloxi - Gulfport - Ocean Springs areas with fresh baked goods. Fred Klein Sr., the founder, claims when he left New Orleans at the turn of the century, they forgot how to make REAL french bread ... He had backup for his claims as some of the deliveries were made to New Orleans! His bread was even flown to California and New York when visiting dignitaries from the local air base were in town!

 
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