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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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Decoration Day: 1943

Decoration Day: 1943

May 31, 1943. "Gallipolis, Ohio. Soldier at Decoration Day ceremonies." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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Gallipolis, i.e., City of the French, in 1790

Gallipolis 1790

and: Public Square in Gallipolis - 1886

On the Public Square in Gallipolis - Fenner, Photo, 1886

Remnants still remain

Looks like a swell little town, if you ask me:

Quota flag

The May 30, 1943 Athens (OH) Messenger reported that the Gallia County Victory Fund Committee would be presented the next day with a "quota flag," to be flown below the United States flag on the pole in the Public Square in Gallipolis, to honor the City for exceeding its quota in the recent loan drive. There was to have been a musical pageant as well, but for undisclosed reasons it was moved to Flag Day two weeks later.

We Remember Your Sacrifice

As someone who works with all airmen and women, I proudly say, thank you, and thank you again for your sacrifice and service all.

May we never forget what has to be given in order to be free.

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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