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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 • ABOUT PARIS, 1895

Army Trucks 1916

Army Trucks 1916

An Army motor transport company at Camp Hancock in Augusta, Georgia, in 1916.

Graf Zeppelin in 1933

Graf Zeppelin in 1933

Sam Lippman went to Germany in the early 1930's to study medicine and left some fabulous images of his stay there. Here he visits the Graf Zeppelin in its hangar at Friedrichshafen in June of 1933.

1920 Asheville Parade on Patton Avenue

1920 Asheville Parade on Patton Avenue

A 1920 reunion of the 30th Infantry Division (The Hickory Division) of WWI AEF fame. The old guy in gray is my great-great-grandfather Noah Frady, possibly the oldest American Civil War vet alive in Asheville at the time.
Also present are his son-in-law (in doorway, wearing white suit at left) and his grandsons... the smallest one running alongside is my grandfather, Max Rhodes.

Berlin Reichssportsarena

Berlin Reichssportsarena

Picture of 3 women, March 1937, in front of the Berlin Reichs Sports Arena (in 1939 known as Olympia Stadium)

Admiral Dewey Comes to Boston: 1899

Admiral Dewey Comes to Boston: 1899

From a private photo album with "When Dewey Came to Boston - Oct 14, 1899 - Photo By 'Fritz'" embossed on the cover.

1939 Golden Gate Exposition

1939 Golden Gate Exposition

Great photo taken by a sailor from the USS California visiting San Francisco in 1939 of Benny Goodman and his band. Fletcher Henderson on the piano, Nick Fatool on drums and Louise Tobin sitting next to the piano.

Benny Goodman: 1939

Benny Goodman: 1939

Benny Goodman, photographed by a sailor from the USS California at the Golden Gate Exposition of 1939. Great shot showing Benny and singer Louise Tobin.

 
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