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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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Hey There: 1905

Hey There: 1905

Knoxville, Tennessee, circa 1905. "Cumberland Club and Walnut Street." Quick, someone call the Photobomb Squad. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

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The view today

The Cumberland Club was a men’s club on the corner of Walnut and Clinch. The bell tower in the background is the Second Presbyterian Church, on the southwest corner of Walnut and Church. A history of the church says that it was built starting in 1906 and was dedicated in 1908.

Then and now.

Mr. Photobomb

He looks to be digging out the dirt for a poured sidewalk.

Jaunty Joe: 1923

Same shovel used by Jaunty Joe: 1923.

Contact the Patent Office

This guy may have invented it. Perfect expression for a photobomb.

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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