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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 • CHRISTMAS JOKE WITH A POINT TO IT

B-24 at Willow Run

B-24 at Willow Run

A brand new B-24 at the Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti Michigan. In the month of April 1944, this plant was producing a complete B-24 every 60 minutes.

S. and L. Swigart

S. and L. Swigart

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Mr. & Mrs James Granville Stovall

Mr. & Mrs James Granville Stovall

Mr & Mrs James Granville Stovall (nee Loretta Roan Wayland), who were married at Christmas time, 1899. They lived in Limestone County, Texas but went to Waco, to Jackson Studio, to record their newly married state and some obvious prosperity. This is another portrait taken at the same time as the more traditional pose of the gentleman seated and the lady standing. They are my maternal grandparents.

Mr. & Mrs James Granville Stovall

Mr. & Mrs James Granville Stovall

Mr & Mrs James Granville Stovall, who were married at Christmas time, 1899. They lived in Limestone County, Texas but went to Waco, to Jackson Studio, to record their newly married state and some obvious prosperity. They are my maternal grandparents.

Calvin G. Terrell: 1911

Calvin G. Terrell: 1911

Calvin G. Terrell was my father. Picture taken July 4, 1911 by Elbrich Studio, Nashville, TN.

Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal

This picture was taken in the 1930's of the men working on the Cape Cod Canal. My uncle Carl was one of them. He is standing in the back.

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.

 
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