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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 • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ART

Group Chat: 1941

Group Chat: 1941

May 1941. "Street corner in Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia." Medium format negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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Pure as Sunlight

Cola-Cola used the slogan "Pure as Sunlight" as early as 1927 and obviously continued to use it well into the '40s.

Still a busy intersection

I ride by this spot about a dozen times a year. There's still a lot of activity in downtown Greensboro, but the Coke sign is long gone.

Broad and Main

 
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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