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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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The Long Game: 1943

The Long Game: 1943

January 1943. Daytona Beach, Florida. "Bethune-Cookman College. Football practice." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

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Fast forward three-quarters of a century to Super Bowl LII, and imagine what these two fellows in their finely-stitched leather helmets would think about the helmets on their 2018 counterparts: a single molded plastic object, with chin strap, projecting face guard, some with darkened visors. They would do well to wonder what strange creatures from the future these be. Maybe astronauts? Oh right, these guys wouldn’t know yet what an astronaut was.

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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