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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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Tree Tots: 1958

Tree Tots: 1958

Circa 1958, it's the Pennsy Brothers, and they're ready for Christmas. Let's see some presents under that tree! 35mm Kodachrome slide. View full size.

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Not so senior, Sugapea

I'm the same age as the younger boy, and we only just turned 55, so still a decade away from senior citizenry.

Grandma's house?

Although the dining room in the background could be mistaken for the location of the boys' two birthday parties, seen back in June, I have a feeling they're not at home. The venetian blinds and wooden trim are the same, but the wallpaper and chairs are different. Perhaps they're at the grandparents'? I'm also mystified by some kind of double-exposure phenomenon with two of the chairs. There's a ghostly blur with the chair at the head of the table as well as with the chair set against the china cabinet. In between the two: a brilliant phone!

Note the Telephone

Those were the days when the Telephone rang and you sat down to speak to the caller. Everything else stood at a standstill -- something that seems missing these days.

Cute little boys. Now they're Senior Citizens! Time goes fast -- stop once in a while, enjoy this amazingly wonderful ride.

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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