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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 • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Industrial Robot: 1938

Industrial Robot: 1938

December 1938. "Napa Valley. More than 25 years a bindlestiff. [Also seen here.] Walks from the mines to the lumber camps to the farms. The type that formed the backbone of the Industrial Workers of the World in California before the war. Subject of Carleton Parker's studies on Industrial Workers of the World." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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St. Helena Highwayman

He's just leaving Rutherford, northward on today's St. Helena Highway 128. The old train station at Runtherford would be to the left and there is still a road sign with mileage to St' Helena, Calistoga and Lakeport in approximately the same location.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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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