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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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Senior Class: c.1905

Senior Class:  c.1905

Wadena, Minnesota. This image is unusual for its animation, given its vintage. Scrapbook archeological techniques suggest the place and date, leading us to conclude that these are classmates of Bernard Burch. We saw the girls earlier at the Wadena Depot, in an image taken on a different date. Scanned negative from the Bernard Burch photo collection. View full size.

Gas Station: 1925

Gas Station: 1925

About 1925 my father had built this station in Logan County, Michigan to supplement their farm income. One of their first customers was my grandpa Eugene Hinkley filling the tank. The boy pumping the hand pump was my brother, Louie Finger, and the old guy watching him unknown. The girl watching the photographer was my sister. Phyl.

Archie: 1918

Archie: 1918

Archie Cox, a member of the Manitoba Motorcycle Club astride his circa 1913 Harley Davidson. Photo taken in 1918.

Turning Point: 1932

Turning Point: 1932

Tom Jensen, Los Angeles police officer, chef at the Police Academy and part time actor. I scanned this photo at a family reunion for my mother's 90th birthday. He was my mother's stepmother's brother-in-law's brother. View full size.

Signal Corps Library: 1943

Signal Corps Library: 1943

"Library at SCPC (Signal Corps Photographic Center) for enlisted men only." From the estate of a former Army Signal Corps photographer. View full size.

Horsing Around: c.1917

Horsing Around:  c.1917

Northern Minnesota. Sorry for the poor resolution, but this one was worth sharing for amusement's sake. We saw this couple earlier as half of the Banana Quartet. This photo was almost certainly taken the same day. Other photos from this sequence suggest that the wagon comes from the neighboring yard of a cartwright, who was busy dismantling carriages for scrap value. Image from the Bernard Burch photo collection. View full size.

Pugnacious! Early 1900s

Pugnacious!  Early 1900s

Again lacking annotation, this image comes from the Bernard Burch photo collection, which absorbed a number of prints amassed by his wife Laurie Ward prior to their marriage in 1920. The subjects are unknown. The place is either Wadena or Little Falls, Minnesota. This image could have been taken at any point between, say, 1900 and 1915. In any case, we adore the infant's expression, even if the sentiment is not mutual. View full size.

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