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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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May Parker c. 1890, St Joseph Missouri

May Parker c. 1890, St Joseph Missouri

Would like to send May back to family. Her portrait is from the photo albums of Edward Milton Peters, who lived in Rushville, Missouri, for many years and spent the remainder of his life in St. Joseph. He died in 1941. Photographer J.W.Souder, St Joseph.

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Funny thing happened this weekend. Me and my father took our fireplace mantel down to fix it (The House is in Rushville Mo) and we found Edward Milton Peters written on the back of it. So in 1913 he worked on my house in Rushville. I thought that was interesting.

Oh, that hair.

Several of my students and family members have donated hair to Locks of Love to make wigs for cancer patients. This young lady could probably make TWO wigs with one haircut!

And those expressive!

May Parker c. 1890, St Joseph Missouri

It is the pose of a daring girl, in 1890s.

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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