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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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Overalls Parade: 1920

Overalls Parade: 1920

April 24, 1920. "Overalls parade." A demonstration against profiteering that took its name from the "overall strike," a fad that had people wearing overalls to protest the high price of men's clothing. Bain News Service photo. View full size.

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Found the same spot today

Thanks to those buildings at the corner of 55th & 8th Ave (well, and the monument in Columbus Circle...and the N.V.A. Club). It was taken on 8th Ave between 54th & 55th looking North up 8th Ave.

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Buster Brown seems to be piloting the car on the left!

No Bugs M'Lady

Those aren't Red Bugs. They're Briggs and Stratton Flyers. You can see the throttle control on the car on the right and the fifth wheel, of the Briggs Motor Wheel, on the other car

Red Bugs!

The Auto Red Bug was an electric micro car. They were designed by A.O. Smith in 1910. There were also gasoline versions. The design was sold to Briggs & Stratton, and manufacture was licensed to several firms internationally. Many were made in Lafayette, Indiana by American Motors.

Forerunner of the go-cart?

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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