SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:


Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

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.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Walking the Dog: 1958

Walking the Dog: 1958

The name of the dog is Buzz. He belonged to Betty and Joe Shaeffer who lived next door to me. They had no children of their own. But Betty liked children, which meant she liked it if I came over to play with Buzz and copy the things she did such as put on hand cream and tend to her garden. So, like a real life Dennis the Menace and Mister Wilson, I went over to see her as often as I could. By all adult accounts, Buzz grew up to be a vicious watch dog. He bit people, chased them, growled, and barked a lot. Because I knew him from puppyhood, he was always gentle to me. On this day I brought over my doll stroller to play with Buzz.

I am guessing that my mother took this picture on our Argus 75 box camera because this is another example of a negative on Kodak 620 Safety Film. I am further guessing that is Mrs Shaeffer’s elbow sticking out of the bathroom at her house in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Scan was made from the negative.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5
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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.