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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 • BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS, c. 1918

Portraits

Full Nelson: 1953

Full Nelson: 1953

January 1953. "Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky Nelson of television show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," a sitcom that ran from 1952 to 1966. Color transparency by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Born a Rebel: 1860s

Born a Rebel: 1860s

Ca. 1861-65. "Young soldier in Confederate shell jacket and forage cap with single shot pistol." Sixth-plate ambrotype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

The Belles of Belcourt: 1918

The Belles of Belcourt: 1918

Vermont wedding? Not quite. "Belcourt Seminary graduating class." The Washington, D.C., girls' finishing school circa 1918. View full size.

 

Rusty: 1863

Rusty: 1863

Ca. 1863. "Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with forage cap carrying a bone handle knife in breast pocket." Sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Civil Union: 1860s

Civil Union: 1860s

"Two Civil War soldiers in Union uniforms in front of painted backdrop showing military camp scene." Quarter-plate tintype, hand colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Top Brass: 1860s

Top Brass: 1860s

Man with a horn, ca. 1861-65. "Soldier in Union infantry uniform with saxhorn." Sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Droll Soldiers: 1860s

Droll Soldiers: 1860s

More Civil War cutups. "Unidentified men in Union uniforms, one pointing a revolver at another's head." Half-plate tintype, hand-colored. Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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