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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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Tail Wind: 1923

Tail Wind: 1923

Clowns and animals entertain kids at a children's hospital in the Washington, D.C. area on May 1, 1923. From the National Photo Company collection. View full size.

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Damn cute elephant though!

Our city's elephant died two days ago...

Tanzy, who zookeepers had to put on Xanax two years ago, died this week at 49 and everyone is so sad.

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Going to the zoo just won't be the same now.

Elephant may still be alive

There is a chance that the elephant may still be alive.. unlikely but possible.

SHORPY OLD 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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