About the Old Photos

The old photos on Jiggsy come from the historic photograph collection in the Library of Congress. They are in the public domain. As you can see, many of them are fantastic. We wanted to present the photos in a format where people could not only enjoy them, but provide additional information.

Most of the old photos have to have a bit of work done to make them look as good as they do. Nearly all need to be cropped, the contrast and exposure aren't as good as they could be, and many imperfections need to be cleaned up. It sometimes takes up to several hours to get to what you see on Jiggsy.

If you would like to purchase any of the photos, you can do so through our partnership with Zazzle.com. A link is provided with each old photo that will take you to the print for sale on Zazzle.

We hope you like the site. It is a labor of love on our part.