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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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Private Ruth: 1924

Private Ruth: 1924

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth on May 28, 1924, at the War Department in Washington shortly after signing up for a three-year stint in the New York National Guard. View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

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Babe Ruth

I'll call this photo "Babe In Arms"!

The Babe

Is it possible for you to send me your fixed copy that size? If so my email is , I sure would appreciate it. It seems like you really know you way around photoshop, such subtle differences sometimes make all the difference!

[That's too big to e-mail. You can download the full size tiff from the link below. - Dave]

Babe Ruth

I'm surprised I'm the only commenter on this. It's a phenomenal photograph, and I see you cleaned it up some. I have the same pic but it has a white line across half the picture. Is it possible that you have a larger size photo of this? like something like 4,000 x 4,000? Just a shot in the dark.

[This jpeg was made from a tiff 5235 pixels wide x 4209 pixels deep. - Dave]

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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