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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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Game Day: 1943

Game Day: 1943

January 1943. Daytona Beach, Florida. "Bethune-Cookman College. Football is the favorite sport." Eleven Wildcats in an awesome team photo by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

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Gillette Commercial

These players could be an ad for smooth shaving Gillette razors.

When the helmets were leather

...and the men were steel.

A few of these guys can hardly keep from snickering at the camera that has been placed on the ground, which was probably a very innovative idea back then!

Facemask Free

Just think how much we would have missed if these handsome young men had been wearing face masks?

Football in 1943

Rarely does one see images from Black college football and especially from in the 1940s. Parks' 4x5 negative does a great job in capturing detail.

Shorpy, thanks for bringing this online!

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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