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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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Pretty in Plaid: 1947

Pretty in Plaid: 1947

January 27, 1947. "Kartch's, Main Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Exterior detail." Gottscho-Schleisner photo; fashions by Whitley Strieber. View full size.

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The display window has glass on three sides: front, sides, and top. Very nice and probably expensive, even then.

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Yikes. Taking inflation into account, that $10 girl's jacket would now set you back over $100. And that's the reduced price!

Scary Mannequins

Cue creepy violin screeching from shower scene in "Psycho."

The Twilight Zone

So this is what happened to Talking Tina in her later 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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