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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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Down By The Old Mill

Down By The Old Mill

The little girl by the fence was my mother's cousin, Golda Yingling, whose family owned a grist mill near this beautiful small house (check the scrollwork above each window as well as the two porch roofs' embellishments), in Sproul, Pa., north of Bedford.

The photo was taken before 1920 but long enough after the 1903 debut of the Teddy Bear, one of which is enjoying the view with Golda (Aunt Goldie to me) of what became U.S. Route 220. Her name there is in my Mom's handwriting. View full size.

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In the mill

My mother managed to preserve a few flour bags from the Yinglings' mill.

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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