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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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Piano Proteges

Piano Proteges

Anyone else happen to take piano or singing lessons from Mrs. Janson. She lived just west of Azusa on Francisquito in West Covina, California. Rod, Becky and Greg Herbert are in this photo. Photo taken by Mary Herbert.

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I love the look of self-confidence and vivaciousness on the face of the only girl in this photo who obviously is not at all intimidated by the majority of males. All of these kids were instilled with self-discipline which shows it can be done. No trophies (in those days) just for showing up. One can also pick out the anxious and nervous kids (Don Knotts types) who feel uncomfortable in their stiffly starched Sunday clothes. Great picture.

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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