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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 • CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC, QUÉBEC

Ice Wagon: 1953

Ice Wagon: 1953

One half of a Kodachrome Stereo Slide marked "On the way up City Creek." This is somewhere on California state highway 30 (now 330), aka City Creek Rd., headed towards Running Springs, most likely to the cabin seen here. View full size.

These Four: 1950

These Four: 1950

Here's a companion piece to These Three. The players have changed a bit, now with a dog and a little girl, it seems much less sinister, sort of. View full size.

A Game of Croquet

A Game of Croquet

The person who took this picture (in the early 1940's) intended it to be a picture of their two fellas having a fun afternoon playing croquet. But we all know the two stars of the photo are the two cars behind them. From a photo album found in a second hand store in Lancaster, California. View full size.

Found Kodachrome

Found Kodachrome

Not sure where; slides date from 1949-1955. View full size.

Meet the Colegroves

Meet the Colegroves

From the metal box collection that brought us Dressed to Smoke and These Three, etc., comes this family portrait. The Kodachrome slide has a tab with the name Allan Colegrove View full size.

Walking the Plank

Walking the Plank

An obviously dedicated cigar smoker being rescued from his partially submerged car in Detroit from 1926. From an inherited collection of 4x5 glass negatives. View full size.

Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Taken in downtown Lexington, Kentucky in the mid-1950's. My grandfather was good friends with another store owner who kept a racehorse at Keeneland Raceway. Once in a while they would take the train down from Ohio to watch his horse run and visit my dad who was attending the University of Kentucky at the time. View full size.

 
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