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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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Queen Bee: 1948

Queen Bee: 1948

From around 1948 comes this candid Kodachrome of young Linda on her throne, sporting a new 'do. 35mm color slide found on eBay. View full size.

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The Kewpie look

Yes, auntjess, if the babygirl had enough hair to updo into a Kewpie curl, that what we see in those 50's baby pix. Linda's just shy of enough hair for that curl and is beamingly OK with it.

Gerber Baby?

She looks a lot like the Gerber baby, doesn't she? Really cute picture.

What a sweetie!

She's adorable. Keep the Linda pics coming! Love seeing late 40's/early 50's family life in Kodachrome!

Miss Linda

Happy Linda.

Queen Bee

We are amused.

Hair Today

One can go to the Mall today and see teens with hair just like this except theirs is purple, orange, green, pink.

Sweet jacket

Babies don't have that sense of style these days.

The "do" of the day

That's how little girls' hair was done back then. I have pictures of me and of my sisters that way. For dressy occasions, a bow might be tied around the topknot, of pinned in with a bobby pin.

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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