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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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Hello from Banff: 1941

Hello from Banff: 1941

Photo stamped on back "Photograph by Associated Screen News Limited, Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta" with a handwritten "Sept. 1941" above. Original print measures 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches, with a hard-to-scan matte finish.

I did some minor digital cleaning (dust and creases) and converted from faded sepia to grey for better contrast. Found at a Northeast Ohio flea market in a box of old pictures and purchased for $1. It was simply an interesting pre-war photo with great scenery, people, and clothing; take special note of the John C. Reilly -like mug front and center. I bet he was a character! View full size.

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We have the makings of an Agatha Christie novel, at least one. There is the usual cast of characters including 2 parish priests. What about the fellow in the back turned away from the camera, what's he hiding?

Miss Marple is in the rocker top left, overhearing the conversation of the two women at the wall behind her. The woman with the hankie says, "But, mother, Reginald told me that he did not know the murdered woman." Mother responds, "Of course, he always says that. Remember what happened to Gladys."

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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