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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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Fresh Air Outing: 1913

Fresh Air Outing: 1913

Children and adults take a "fresh air outing" on a trolley in June in Brooklyn, New York. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

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No, smiling in photos is more recent

I'll take the serious looks of the past over the fake-assed plastic grins of the present.

Trolley Dodgers

Hey, one of the famous Brooklyn trolleys, from which a contemporaneous professional baseball team got a nickname -- one that they still have today. There's quite the egalitarian story -- and lots of great history -- to Brooklyn, its trolleys, and the Trolley Dodgers team.

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"Just look at the joy on

"Just look at the joy on their faces."

I was thinking that as I looked at the picture wondering why so few of the people in older pictures ever seem happy. They're always to not-happy looking.

Oh, and the people are shorter. Nutrition has come a long way towards getting people taller over the past 100 years hasn't it?

Evidently, height = happiness. How's the air up here? Rarefied.

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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