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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 • JAMAICA: THE GEM OF THE TROPICS

Sick Kicks: 1940

Sick Kicks: 1940

July 1940. "Florida agricultural migrant with a group who had their own tent which they pitched outside the grading station at Belcross, North Carolina." Photo by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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This photo reminds of the historic photos that some people claim to show people using cell phones.

However, I looked it up and classic Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers date all the way back to the early 1920s. I imagine walking around in "basketball shoes" at this time was a rather daring and eye catching fashion choice though.

 
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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