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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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Grandparents' Grocery: 1920

Grandparents' Grocery: 1920

My grandparents' grocery store at 8th and Winstanley Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois. That intersection and neighborhood is no longer on the map having been swept away by the Interstate highway. An unnamed employee is pictured behind the counter. The store has been rearranged since the 1914 picture seen here and now has a bunch of "fresh" bananas hanging from a hook. There are no notations on the back side of the 5" X 7" print. Short sleeves and the brown spotted bananas would suggest warm weather. View full size.

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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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