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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 • TAKE A KODAK, c. 1930s

Summer Job

Summer Job

My grandfather Frank P. Izzo during a summer job working at Ligget's Drugstore on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York. Photo circa 1936.

New York City's Youngest Judge

New York City's Youngest Judge

My great-grandfather Leo Healy (center) is installed as the youngest judge in New York City at the age of 34. Flatbush Court, Brooklyn, NY circa 1925.

Day at the Beach

Day at the Beach

My great-grandfather Leo Healy and friends spending a day at the beach. Massachusetts, circa 1916.

Old Fashioned Photo Booth

Old Fashioned Photo Booth

My great-grandfather Leo Healy takes several snapshots in different poses in a Worcester Massachusetts photo booth - circa 1915

Quiet Day at Home

Quiet Day at Home

My great-great-grandfather Osborne Alexander Myers at home with his family. Michigan, circa 1893.

Cigarette for a flag??

Cigarette for a flag??

Glen Otis Davis trading two cigarettes for a Japanese flag shortly after the end of World War II in Sasebo, Japan - 1945. I have the flag framed along with the original image of this picture in my home.

Front Porch Self Portrait

Front Porch Self Portrait

My great-grandfather Arthur Zickgraf on a porch swing while courting his future wife, Mary Margurite Myers, in Mason, Michigan, circa 1914. It is hard to tell, but Arthur is holding a primitive remote control in his hand that snapped the couple's self-portrait.

 
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