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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 • NATIONAL PARK POSTERS

Women Who Smoke

Women Who Smoke

A thrift store find from the same metal box as Dressed to Smoke. The majority of the slides in this unusual collection are portraits of women; they tend to be a bit on the exotic side. View full size.

Salinas: 1961

Salinas: 1961

Through the miracle of automatic color correction and Photoshop comes this Ektachrome 35mm slide taken in Salinas, California in September 1961. Like much 1960's Ektachrome, this slide was completely magenta and looked like it had no color at all, one press of a button brought it back to this condition, then applied lots of Healing Brush in Photoshop to get rid of the Cyan polka dots that were all over it and it looks halfway decent, though not very well focused. View full size.

Suburban Buick: 1957

Suburban Buick: 1957

A 1957 Buick, houses in colors not seen anymore, and lots of antennas. A 35mm Kodachrome slide I found somewhere. View full size.

Happy Hour: 195x

Happy Hour: 195x

Mid-50s bar scene, possibly in the Los Angeles area. From one half of a stereo slide I found in a thrift store. If the resolution was just a bit higher we could get a name off those napkins. View full size.

Mid-Century Mili's: 195x

Mid-Century Mili's: 195x

This found Kodachrome is labeled simply "Mili's House." View full size.

Such a Deal: 1950s

Such a Deal: 1950s

Somewhere in the 1950s, with a hand that seems suspiciously good. Another Kodachrome slide from the same box as These Three and Dressed to Smoke, found in a thrift store. View full size.

Way, Way Out: 1959

Way, Way Out: 1959

My dad's high school band swinging in the front room of my grandparents' house on Middle Street in Hanover, Pennylvania in 1959. Bill Ernst (piano), Walter Maust (bass), Barry Zelesnick (sax), Jeff Baker (drums). View full size.

 
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