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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.

 
 
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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

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Miss Handlebars: 1900

Miss Handlebars: 1900

Circa 1900. "Lettis -- girl with bicycle and dog." 4x5 inch glass negative, photographer and location unknown. View full size.

 

One Fine Day: 1951

One Fine Day: 1951

"Grace, Sally & Hubert -- 18 Sept 1951." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes finds the Tuttles out enjoying a fine sunny day. View full size.

Pumpkin-Hound: 1923

Pumpkin-Hound: 1923

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1923. "Getting ready for Halloween, and it's nobody's business where he got the pumpkin." Jack-o-lantern carving in the field with a boy and his dog. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Cowboy Kid: 1952

The Cowboy Kid: 1952

"Floyd, Loren, Dottie & Boots at Folks -- Jan 20 1952." From the shores of Lake Wobegon comes this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes. With Loren sporting six-gun sox. 35mm slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

Dressed to Kill: 1935

Dressed to Kill: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Connolly, Francis, Mrs." Wearing parts of at least three different species, including a fur with canine extensions. View full size.

 

The Golden Hour: 1952

The Golden Hour: 1952

"Shepherd of the Hills country - 7 Oct 1952." In this latest installment of Minnesota Kodachromes, Grace and Sally take a walk in the Missouri Ozarks. 35mm color slide by Hubert Tuttle. View full size.

 

Maplewood Lodge: 1902

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Maplewood Lodge: 1902

Ready for the hunt in 1902. "Maplewood Lodge, Smithville Flats, New York." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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