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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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My Bodyguard: 1952

My Bodyguard: 1952

Another from the same batch, this one labeled "1952." The cars are colorful in this part of the country! 35mm red-border Kodachrome slide. View full size.

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This slide is good enough to have been used for some sort advertisement back in '52! The colors are especially rich, and the little boy and the dog make perfect models. Maybe they are going out to shop for some Strongheart dog food!

The Eyes

What composition, what a moment. The photo as a whole is just stellar, but the dog's eyes? Oh, wow.

K9 Wise Guy

Red Rover is talking out of the side of his mouth. Perhaps his name was Brian.

Not all art is found in museums

The photos from this series are truly wonderful. They are innocent, devoid of pretension, totally sweet and timeless. And have great use of color, especially the two kids.

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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