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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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Knows Everyone: 1921

Knows Everyone: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Miss Anita Pollitzer of South Carolina." Suffragist, photographer, future wife of Pete Seeger's uncle, artistic matchmaker for O'Keeffe and Stieglitz. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Suffragist Not Suffragette

Thanks for using the proper term, suffragist, to describe the courageous women who fought for equal rights at the turn of the 20th century. Back then, these stalwart women considered the word suffragette, so often used today in discussions of the era, to be demeaning and dismissive of their actions.

So, Shorpy gets it right again.


The shape of the firebox is so strange. Very low and of course, no screen. She looks very happy to me, not the least lonely.


That is a great looking fireplace. Like the embossed edge around the opening that matches a frame on the brick above.

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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