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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 • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Family musicians

Family musicians

Taken on a rural Alberta homestead. The musicians are brothers one of which is my grandfather. Picture would have been taken in the late 1930's or early 1940's.

A Good Horse!

A Good Horse!

My dad about 1942 with his saddle horse.

Bowers Brothers

Bowers Brothers

The Bowers Brothers, Tuppers, and others building a house in Wisconsin, circa 1906. Notice the ties.

Ignatius

Ignatius

Another unknown woman

Another unknown woman

Another unidentified woman from the collection. Photo was taken by "Stevens" located at the McVicker's Theatre building in Chicago. The theater burned in the great Chicago fire and again in 1890. The photo is circa 1890 based on the inscription on the reverse.

Unknown woman

Unknown woman

This is one of the many photos I've inherited from my aunt in Nebraska. The photo is by William Boswell of East Jordan, Michigan. Subject is not identified.

Old Family Outing

Old Family Outing

A family outing to Skegness, Lincolnshire, taken about 1925. My mother is the little girl in the centre holding her baby brother. My other uncle is on my grandfather's lap. My grandmother is in the spotted dress, next to my grandfather's sister, with my great grandmothers completing the group. My grandfather worked for a fruiterer, and also drove his boss around in his car, and was allowed to borrow it on occasions.

 
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