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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Fort Huachuca: 1963

Fort Huachuca: 1963

This image was taken in summer 1963 at the main entrance of the US Army Proving Ground, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The image is 21/4 X 21/4 (Ciroflex camera). View full size.

Abandoned: 1961

Abandoned: 1961

Abandoned railroad house, taken below Quiburi ruins between Beson and Charleston, Arizona. View full size.

Car Coat Mafia

Car Coat Mafia

For some reason, "car coats" were popular in the late 1950s (maybe a throwback to the early auto age?), and here is an excruciating shot of me and brothers prior to a road trip. As usual, my next-oldest brother is hamming it up for Dad. View full size.

Backroads of Quebec

Backroads of Quebec

Dad snapped a timeless shot of rural Eastern Townships Quebec, late 1950s, on one of our autumn fall colour pilgrimages. We may have protested the car rides on Sundays as kids, but I appreciate the record he captured now. View full size.

Autumn in Quebec

Autumn in Quebec

Dad loved to take us all on Sunday afternoon car trips through the Quebec Eastern Township countryside in the late 1950s. This is one of his autumn shots, with us waiting patiently in the car. Now my patient wife waits for me when I take shots. View full size.

Painting Grandpa's Store

Painting Grandpa's Store

Here's Dad, circa 1960, painting Grandpa Peter's store on King Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Shortly after, I remember helping Dad lay new tar paper and asphalt on the roof. View full size.

The Lineup: 1960

The Lineup: 1960

This motley crew includes two of my uncles on the far right. The photo was taken by my father about 1960 in Leatherwood, Tennessee, in Hickman County. View full size.

 
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