The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Asleep on His Feet: 1938

Asleep on His Feet: 1938

Summer 1938. "Negro asleep. Florence County, South Carolina." 3¼x4¼ negative in the FSA archive attributed to "Cox, photographer." View full size.


Maybe it's something in the water

I live in Florence, and I had to retire 17 years ago due to narcolepsy. I come from a long line of narcoleptics, and they all were from Florence County or nearby.

Same skill as sleeping on a broom handle.

He'd find that skill useful in the army. I know I did some 20 years later.


Either that or he had been working way too long!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.