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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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A Light Breakfast: 1938

A Light Breakfast: 1938

April 1938. "Fruit stand in Washington, D.C." A smattering of citrus and yes, they have bananas. Medium format nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

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Different sized fonts

Why are some of the numbers larger than others on the calendar? I see at least 3-4 different sized fonts. 2,4,5,11,and 19-23, 25,26 are the largest. 6 and 24 are unusually small. 1,3,7-10,12-18, and 27 are in between.

Finally got my own office

with the stylish cardboard door.

Time waits for no man!

Dates on calander don't exactly match up. Time flies!

[The lower right corner of the March, 1938 page has managed to remain attached. - tterrace]

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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