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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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Maine Woodsmen: 1943

Maine Woodsmen: 1943

May 1943. "Spring pulpwood drive on the Brown Company timber holdings in Maine. Woodsmen's bunkhouse radio provides the only direct contact between the woods and the outside world. Evenings in the bunkhouse, the woodsmen can hear the news, mend ripped pants, rest their feet after 13 hours in wet or stiff working boots." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

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So said the signs along the road when my parents made a wrong turn on a vacation trip to Maine and we found ourselves driving...and driving...and driving...and all we could see was trees! This might have been around 1968? I'm not sure if Brown's still owns that vast tract of forest but it impressed teenage me greatly.

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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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