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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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Such Is Life: 1938

Such Is Life: 1938

October 1938. "Mother and children with popcorn, National Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana." Valuable practice for the Popcorn Festival. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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The kids look like they just stepped out of a Peanuts comic strip.

Who Hasn't Had This Happen?

The only difference is that my sisters would have been laughing at me for spilling my popcorn!

Oh Those clothes!

I wore a similar one-piece sunsuit with the too-short shorts in the early 1950's. I hated those things. And I had the same haircut, shined shoes and older sister who wore dresses like the girl has on. Sis couldn't walk half a block in a breeze without everybody seeing her drawers and this poor girl won't get that far either.

Totally cute!

Just cute; there is nothing else to say!

One Size Fits All

I just don't understand the fashion of showing off every inch of your child's legs.

Now let yourself drift back...

Somewhere there is a psychologist with a grumpy old man on his couch, trying to search through his childhood memories to determine what event has made him so miserable all these years.

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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