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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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Neighborhood Watch: 1942

Neighborhood Watch: 1942

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. "A street scene." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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Elms Before the Blight

Previously the street tree of choice for their quick growth and elegant vase shape that shaded streets and sidewalks.

Great Exposure

Nice camera work given the angle of the sun.

Waiting for someone to identify the car

Looks to my non-expert eyes like a relative of the unfortunate Chrysler Royal.

[1937 Oldsmobile. -tterrace]

1 Survivor

Horace H Holcomb House at 75 Main Street, barely visible through a street fair. It is the one at the right enter in the original.

The Vertical House

Looks just like a cookie jar I once had. What a lovely and peaceful neighborhood scene this depicts on a balmy New England Spring day. "I was walking down the street one day, in the merry, merry month of May." Wish I was there.

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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