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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

Found Boy in Suit

Found Boy in Suit

I found this photo ages ago in an old antique store in the moutains of Virginia. The back is printed with the words "Richter & Co. Photographers and Portrait Painters, North Corner 8th and Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia. Negatives Preserved. Copies or enlargements may be had at any time."

The Boys: 1952

The Boys: 1952

Possibly Indianapolis, circa 1952. Set 2 of found 35mm Kodachromes. At right is the boy from Dancing Queen. At left: Technicolor cuffs. View full size.

Ice Skating 1940's

Ice Skating 1940's

I found this snapshot at a flea market in New Jersey. The location is unknown to me. Striking image. Probably made after church on a nice winter day.

Mother and Child.

Mother and Child.

I found these old 4X5 glass plate negatives years ago at a garage sale. Just got around to scanning them.

My Grandparents

My Grandparents

This was a postcard my grandfather, Angel Ortega, had made from a photo of himself and his fiancee, Nemesia Quintana, in Gibara, Cuba. I believe it was dated 1918.

Vincenzo Fusco

Vincenzo Fusco

Vincenzo Fusco, my uncle, in New York. Born in Praiano, on Amalfi Coast, provincia of Salerno, on January 29, 1892.

Luca Fusco

Luca Fusco

Luca Fusco, my uncle, in New York, between 1900 and 1918.

 
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