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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 • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Autumn Color: 1941

Autumn Color: 1941

Autumn of 1941 at Uncle Carp's, North Chevy Chase, Maryland. People are Bobby Carpenter (me), cousin Harriet Carpenter, Margaret (Johnson) Carpenter, Aunt Esther Johnson, Grandmother Johnson, Aunt Florence Carpenter, cousin Frank Carpenter. Charles (Uncle Carp) Carpenter kneeling at fire. View full size.

Washington National Airport: 1964

Washington National Airport: 1964

July or August 1964. Two-for-one: my mother-in law was actually expecting my wife when this photo was taken at the 1941-vintage Washington National Airport Terminal. Behold a fleet of early 1960s Detroit iron, excepting one obligatory Volkswagen. Scanned Ektachrome slide from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

Norwalk Ohio: 1876

Norwalk Ohio: 1876

A corner on Main Street in Norwalk Ohio in 1876. The apothecary of Benedict and Burton can be seen, as well as an arriving stagecoach with several Abraham Lincoln look-alikes. From my grandfather's personal collection. View full size.

Another Mystery Car

Another Mystery Car

My dad took this in the late 1930's either in Detroit or Dearborn, Michigan. I think the guy is my dad's cousin. No idea what kind of car. View full size.

Palmer Park c.1910

Palmer Park c.1910

Palmer Park, Detroit, circa 1910. The people in the pic are either distant relatives or family friends. The "Big Tree" in Palmer Park was quite the attraction during this time period (early 1900's). From a family collection of 4X5 glass plate negatives. View full size.

Detroit at Night, c.1910

Detroit at Night, c.1910

Not sure what road we're looking at. Could be Woodward, which is the main road running NE from the Detroit River. Or it could be Jefferson, Michigan Ave, Grand River, Gratiot (the road system in Detroit is laid out like the spokes of a wheel). Probably about 1910. From a family collection of 4X5 glass plate negatives. View full size.

Frog Legs

Frog Legs

Taken about 1910 someplace in SE Michigan. From a family collection of old 4X5 glass plate negatives. No idea who the person is. Note the frogs on his knees and the tips of his shoes. View full size.

 
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