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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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The Front Porch: 1941

The Front Porch: 1941

October 1941. "House in New Baltimore on the Hudson, New York." Photo by John Collier for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

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Call Your Local Tin Man

This house offers ample evidence as to why architectural gems owned by ordinary people in places like upstate New York have ended up clad in vinyl or aluminum. Prepping that place for paint would take one man a week or two, and to do justice to the architecture with a traditional three- or four-color paint job even longer.

Sounds of summer

Ah, the long drawn out creaking squeal of those spring loaded hinges, followed by the solid thunk of the two roller spring-snap keeper. If Mom or Dad only heard half of the screen door symphony, a loud, 'Close the Darn screen door, you're letting all the flies out!' would quickly motivate any dawdlers.

Master Clayton

According to the 4-H sign by the front door, a then 15-year-old Clayton Miller resided there with his mother, Ira Miller. There was no father listed according the 1940 census.

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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