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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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Water Running: 1959

Water Running: 1959

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1959. "Swim camp. Boys at park." Making a break from the bus. 4x5 acetate negative from the News archive. View full size.

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Looks like the TV Dennis the Menace on right front

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Total alpha male.

Enough of this Columbus Ga.

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This and the Pool picture both seem rather grainy for a fairly large format negative. Something peculiar to the brand of film?

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Ouch, that ground must be hot under bare feet!

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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