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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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Refugees: 1937

Refugees: 1937

Feb. 1937. "Refugees from the 1937 flood in their tent of the camp in Marianna, Arkansas." Photo by Edwin Locke, Resettlement Administration. View full size.

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Just wanted to echo the fact that this family is absolutely beautiful.

They really are

A beautiful looking family. I wonder if the "baby" is still around, or maybe the parents as well. Great shot.

Talcum powder!

I couldn't figure out what the can in the mother's lap was, until a movie I just happened to have on, "Penny Serenade" (1941), showed Edgar Buchanan (Uncle Joe on "Petticoat Junction") dressing a baby after a bath and asking for a can of talcum powder! This was a beautiful family and I hope their situation soon improved.

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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