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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Footloose: 1932

Footloose: 1932

"NO CAPTION." Our wayfarers from 1932 (and last week) are back, ready for a swim and/or bath. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.


That Jaunty Hat

just suits him to a 'T'. Perfect.

Net Zero?

Is that thingamabob in the grass a net ready to capture the loose foot? Or an artifact? Or?

[Mold growth on the negative. -tterrace]

Tell me about the Rabbits

Wonder which one is George?

Tenants' assessment

"Well, it's bright and airy, reliable water supply...."

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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