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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 Happy Hendersons: 1941

The Happy Hendersons: 1941

October 1941. Radford, Virginia. "Mrs. M.B. Henderson, wife of a defense worker, and their daughter, who live in Sunset Village FSA (Farm Security Administration) project." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

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Wishing people well

I haven't been on this wonderful website long, but when I see people like this, I just want to wish them well through the years. I hope their lives were/are good ones. This photo is so tender and lovely. I'm not sure I've ever seen a better composed photo of a mother and child. The genuine affection and confidence is evident.

What a photo!

This is a beautiful photo and that's all that needs to be said.

We used to call it the Radford Arsenal

This was taken at about the time the arsenal was first built. It's still in operation today making artillery and so on for the armed services.

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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