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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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Contact! 1979

Contact! 1979

There I am at the August 1979 Madera, California "Gathering of Warbirds" airshow and I am sitting in a derelict WWII-era Naval Aircraft Factory N3N Navy flight training biplane. It had been sold surplus after its military service and converted into a crop duster and no doubt saw heavy use before it was retired, parted-out, and pushed into the weeds. I just had to climb in and my friend took the picture. View full size.

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I did a search and apparently this plane is still registered.

Still alive and kicking

Someone pulled it out of the weeds. According to the FAA registry the plane is still listed in their records and is based in Arkport, NY.

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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