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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

Dad’s Anti-Aircraft Group

Dad’s Anti-Aircraft Group

Anti Aircraft Group in England as they were preparing to go into Normandy, France, around May 1944. My dad, John Frank Hines (far left), was with the 601st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion. The unit entered Normandy on D-Day plus 10 and ended up in Antwerp, Belgium, shooting down V-1's (buzzbombs). Dad was a PFC and earned four bronze stars. I wish I knew the other men in the picture.

My grandfather Edward Ogrodnik: 1945

My grandfather  Edward Ogrodnik: 1945

World War II. Europa. Eastern front. Polish army. Conqueror of Berlin :)

Immigrant Children

Immigrant Children

Immigrant Children, Ellis Island, 1908, New York. View full size.

Doffer Boys

Doffer Boys

Sweeper and doffer boys in Lancaster Cotton Mills, Dec. 1, 1908. Lancaster, S.C. View full size.

Ration Book

Ration Book

With many parents engaged in war work, children are being taught the facts of point rationing for helping out in family marketing. February 1943. View full size.

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

As dangerous as auto racing is today, races in the early days were even more so. Note the unbanked dirt track and the open cockpit in these cars.

That's my great, great Uncle Willie driving the Fronty Ford marked with a 7. Apparently, he held a few local records on the 50-mile dirt track. This is from 1924 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin - a suburb of Milwaukee. View full size.

B-17 Bomber Crew

B-17 Bomber Crew

Shared by JimEichholz: My great uncle Paul Salk (kneeling 2nd from left) together with the rest of his bomber crew in front of their B-17. He was a tail-gunner. Later he moved to a B-29, and unfortunately died in a rendezvous accident with another B-29. Photo was taken in early 40s. View full size.

 
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