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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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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.

34 West Monteray in 1934

34 West Monteray in 1934

This house still stands at 34 West Monteray Road in Oakwood, Ohio - a suburb of Dayton. It's currently occupied by a prominent local realtor.

Superior Hoops

Superior Hoops

The Superior, Wisconsin, YMCA Men's basketball team from either 1923 or 1924. My grandfather - Floyd E. Anderson - is in the back row, far left.

Deck the Halls: 1954

Deck the Halls: 1954

Christmas 1954. My grandmother Sarah Parish Hall at home in Miami Shores, Florida. She really knew how to do Christmas. (Here's the tree.) View full size.

The Day the School Burned Down

The Day the School Burned Down

Every December 12 my grandmother would pull out the family album and we'd look at the picture of the Crawford Colorado school house that burned 12-12-12.

They heard the fire bell and all ran to where the smoke was. She said "T'weren't nothin' to do but take pictures" and that's just what they did.

 
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