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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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Indy Newsies: 1908

Indy Newsies: 1908

Indianapolis newsboys waiting for the Base Ball edition, in a newspaper office. August 1908. View full size. Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine.

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Dave, the grammar teacher

I'm easily amused. Your comment made me giggle.

[Don't even get me started on apostrophes. - Dave]

They Would Be Better Off Today

What are you driving at? Things are way better today in this country compared to 1908 when this photo was taken. Unless, of course, you think child labor, poor health care and little or no education is a good thing.

Gee I wonder what these

Gee I wonder what these young Americans would think about what has became of their country?

[Or even what has become of it. - Dave]

Great site!

I love the site and I can't get enough of all the pictures! Keep it up, PLEASE!!

[Thanks. We'll try! - Dave]

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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