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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Rat Life

Rat Life

A sword, a spanking, a prayer . . . a fraternity initiation, maybe? All it says on the back is "Rat Life at U.P.I." A good time was had by all, I'm sure. View full size.

Possibly Grandma Spain

Possibly Grandma Spain

This may be the mother or grandmother of Mattie Louise Spain (LeMay). Probably her mother, but everything says "Grandma Spain." Photo is on very thick paper and colored artificially it seems. View full size.

Hattie Cantrells New House

Hattie Cantrells New House

Hattie Cantrell's (probably mis-spelled) new house in Nashville, TN. Hattie (left), Mattie Louise Spain (LeMay) on the right. The date on the back of the photo is August 24 ,1956. The house is still there and Hattie still lives there. View full size.

Life on the high sea

Life on the high sea

Location: Unknown. Date: Unknown. This home appears to be a true light house. One can imagine it didn't last many storms. View full size.

Before Television

Before Television

Found negative in a dumpster in Portland, Oregon. Unknown photographer. View full size.

Public hanging

Public hanging

I found the negative in a cigar box that was tossed into a dumpster in Portland, Oregon. I have no idea of the history. View full size.

Tow Boat

Tow Boat

From a group of photos which included my grandmother sometime in the 1930's. Probably around the San Pedro area. I am not sure what the boat is towing, but it may have to do with oil drilling. View full size.

 
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