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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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Gone Fishin'

Gone Fishin'

June 1940. Cajun boys fishing in the bayou near Schriever, Louisiana, not far from the Terrebonne Parish School. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Marion Post Wolcott, Farm Security Administration.

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Gone Fishin'

This is just a beautifully rendered photograph, I thought it was an illustration at first. This could easily be a painting, the composition and coloring is breathtaking.

Me too

That was the first thought I had, Tom and Huck....amazing how his writings are remembered and loved after all this time.


Even though it's not the Mississippi....

I'll second the Tom Sawyer reference! The photo is a perfect illustration of Tom and Huckleberry Finn. Twain's universal boyhood themes are still relevant today. Too bad that some school boards have actually banned "Huckleberry Finn", one of the first books to explore the evils of racism...because some of its words were "racist" and allgedly make some students "uncomfortable"

I guess

I guess they just finished painting a white fence?

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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