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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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Hop In: 1955

Hop In: 1955

From circa 1955 Columbus, Georgia, comes this uncaptioned snap of two youngsters interacting with an authority figure driving a Buick. Where to, kids? 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

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I swear some of the power supply vibrators in those old car radios were so loud you had to turn the radio all the way off to be able to talk. The plug-in solid state replacements available today are one of those improvements that alter the true masochistic vintage car experience.


Buick Special--the least expensive trim line in the brand and still using the Fireball straight 8 for the last year--the more expensive Supers and Roadmasters would have a "V" in the hood ornament ring visible over the little boy's right shoulder. The optional Dynaflow is in Park.

Big Brother

That boy sure is being nice to his little sister, to whom there is a strong family resemblance. My guess the lady is either a neighbor or one of the local schoolteachers.

No way

Let me see the candy first.

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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