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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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Sliders: 1943

Sliders: 1943

Future Olympic Sliding hopefuls.

July 1943. "Glen Echo, Maryland. Climbing the ladder to the sliding board at the Glen Echo swimming pool." Photo by Esther Bubley. View full size.

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Kids & Pipes

Perfect composition by Bubley, (as usual) of kids and the iron or steel playground equipment that was built to last but is deemed unsafe and scarce on the landscape now.

Memories of a Big Splash

This park was in my neighborhood and I spent a large part of my childhood there. This picture reminds me of the time my mother took my siblings there to go swimming (before my time) and my brother climbed the high-diving board and jumped. He didn't even know how to swim! Scared my mom to death.

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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