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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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Skin in the Game: 1942

Skin in the Game: 1942

July 1942. Washington, D.C. "Sunday swimmers at the municipal pool." These girls are all about the comics. So where's Superman? Medium format nitrate negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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Closer than you think

Where's Superman? Why, he's lying right next to them.


Is what I'd be laying face first in front of that huge "faucet" like the man on the left. I mean, what if?


I thought at first the soldier and the woman with the handbag in the background were standing on top of a shed, but now I see they must be on a balcony attached to the building. Love the juxtaposition between those two, looking away from each other, with the girls in the foreground facing each other - excellent composition.

120 or 620 roll?

The gal behind the fence is holding a nice twin lens reflex. Not the detail I would have focused on in younger years!

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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