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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • TO EUROPE THE AMERICAN WAY

The Roofettes (Colorized): 1923

The Roofettes (Colorized): 1923

Colorized from this Shorpy original. I have been tweaking the color on this one every now and then over the course of a couple of years. The Tiller Girls were forerunners of modern stage dancing, and the Rockettes were one of the resulting dance groups. I feel a very tenuous connection to this picture because someone I barely knew in high school danced for the Rockettes in the mid 1960s. There is a part of my brain that I call the "girl detector". Adding color to the picture really turns up the volume on the "girl detector". View full size.

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Shorpy.com | 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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