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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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        In just a few weeks, Shorpy turns 12. Which in blog-years is something like 100. To remain a going (and growing) concern well into Shorpy's teens, we'll need to upgrade this web site's cozy yet creaky infrastructure -- a remodeling project that includes pages with bigger type, photos and thumbnail galleries, compatibility with mobile devices, streamlined commenting, support for social-media log-ins and more original content. All of which requires your support if we are to remain online. Details below! -- Dave

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Country Boy: 1930

Country Boy: 1930

Circa 1930. "Boy in tire swing holding cow on a tether." U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service photo. View full size.

 

No Stopping: 1931

No Stopping: 1931

San Francisco circa 1931. "Essex Super Six sedan at Golden Gate Park." You need a ride, Mister? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Mystic Manor: 1940

Mystic Manor: 1940

November 1940. "House, late afternoon. Mystic, Connecticut." Also a late-afternoon moon. Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Old-School: 1940

Old-School: 1940

November 1940. "Children of farmers in the town of Ledyard, Connecticut, in one of the one-room schoolhouses." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Esso in the Snow: 1940

Esso in the Snow: 1940

November 1940. "After a snowstorm in Norwich, Connecticut." Fill 'er up with Esso Extra! Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Human Freaks: 1941

Human Freaks: 1941

September 1941. "Freak Show at the State Fair in Rutland, Vermont." Next up: Boko the "Alligator Skin Boy." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

The Popcorn Man: 1941

The Popcorn Man: 1941

September 1941. "At the State Fair in Rutland, Vermont." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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