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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 NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Minnesota Maiden

Minnesota Maiden

Seated on the left is Laurie Ward (1891-1981) of Little Falls, Minnesota. Her companion is unknown. Both seem pleased with the volume of horsepower at their disposal. Image from the Frank Burch photo collection. View full size.

On Vacation at a Dairy: 1960

On Vacation at a Dairy: 1960

Around 1960 at Aaside Andelsmejeri, Snesere, Zealand, Denmark.

Plotting

Plotting

This 8x10 photo was part of the collection I purchased that included the 101 Broadway Pharmacy photos. The back reads: Please credit, US Army Photograph. The Department of the Army has no objection to the use of this photograph in commercial advertisements, provided copy and layout are submitted to the Review Section, Public Information Division, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. View full size.

A Tight Bunk

A Tight Bunk

This 8x10 photo was part of the collection I purchased that included the 101 Broadway Pharmacy photos. The back reads: Please credit, US Army Photograph. The Department of the Army has no objection to the use of this photograph in commercial advertisements, provided copy and layout are submitted to the Review Section, Public Information Division, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. View full size.

101 Broadway Pharmacy: 1957

101 Broadway Pharmacy: 1957

I purchased this 8 x 10 print at the swap meet. On the back is printed:
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff McCorkle, proprietors of the 101 Broadway Pharmacy, Richmond, Calif., getting an order ready for delivery. 5 November 1957. Photographer: Pfc. Barbara A. Warner, Sixth US Army Photo Lab, Presidio of San Francisco, Calif. Official US Army photograph. View full size.

Biking in Suburbia: 1968

Biking in Suburbia: 1968

My younger brother, riding his new bike. Our street was a cul-de-sac in Walnut, California. This was probably around 1968. It was a good place for kids to explore the nearby hills. We learned to ride bikes, spend weekend mornings hiking the hills, and staying away from our parents. On our little street, things were mostly like they were in so-called "the good old days." View full size.

Grandma at Stone Mountain

Grandma at Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, Georgia, May 25, 1926. Ford Motor Company publicity still; my grandmother (front passenger seat)) and aunt were in the pictures. Look how little progress had been made on the memorial at the time! View full size.

 
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