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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 • FLY TO THE CARIBBEAN BY CLIPPER, c. 1950s

Disneyland: 1955

Disneyland: 1955

Here's a shot my dad took at Disneyland, summer 1955, from the Skyway. Note the undeveloped orchards in the background, and the 1940's-era car driving along the two-lane blacktop outside of the park. View has changed somewhat since then. View full size.

Port Dover Fun: 1962

Port Dover Fun: 1962

My father took this pic of my aunt and uncle fifty-two years ago at their cottage, located on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie just down the dirt lakeshore road from Port Dover, 5 miles to the west. We spent many summer weekends there, right across the road from a one-room school house that was still operating in 1959. View full size.

Family Photo, circa 1900

Family Photo, circa 1900

This is a family shot, taken circa 1900, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. At the time, the "clan" operated a successful cannery (Union Jack brand, "one grade only, and that the best") that processed all varieties of local fruits and vegetables, including peaches, pears, cherries, strawberries, tomatoes and waxed beans. My grandfather is second in from the left, middle row. He looks to be dreaming about something - I think I take after him. View full size.

Black Lads in Hyattsville

Black Lads in Hyattsville

Somewhere between Hyattsville proper, and Riverdale Park just off U.S. # One. A happy looking bunch. Taken by my Uncle, Nolan Miller of Beltsville, Maryland. View full size.

Twin Black Girls

Twin Black Girls

Taken in Maryland near Hyattsville. Late 40's, I believe. Photograph by Nolan Miller, my Uncle.

What Am I Doing? c.1910

What Am I Doing? c.1910

This is from the Youngstown, Ohio area. The only thing written on the original sleeve is "Spot on ladder." Scanned from the 5x4 inch glass negative.

Disneyland: 1957

Disneyland: 1957

A trip to Disneyland in March 1957, taken by my dad with his relatively new Contax. Scanned from original Kodachrome slide. View full size.

 
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