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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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Parlor Musicale: 1905

Parlor Musicale: 1905

From around 1905 comes this grimy 5x7 glass negative that Shorpy bought years ago but never got around to scanning till today. On the piano: That old toe-tapper "Roosevelt's Grand March." Photographer mercifully unknown. View full size.

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Priceless expression

The old dear looks as if she's had a couple of belts before settling in for the photograph.

And someone told Junior to fall in, so he did.

The Flash

Visiting the family homestead, he rises to fetch Granny yet another bottle of Lydia Pinkham's.

Tired or --

Someone looks like they had a bit too much of the cooking sherry.

Daniel Webster Crist

Composer of "Roosevelt's Grand March" was a musician and politician from Ohio.

While not the same tune, here is a sample of his work from Youtube, played on a period instrument.

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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