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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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Cousin Herman

Cousin Herman

This shy guy in a ruffled shirt and bow tie is identified only as "Cousin Herman."

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Cousin Herman

Great image. I just have to wonder though - was it was the photographer who directed Herman to stare off into some other dimension or do was Herman himself just either uncomfortable looking directly into the camera - or yet, just being a bit melodramatic. The boots are great. I had to wear some like that for a production that I was in recently, and I can tell you that they are a royal pain to get in and out of. Fortunately, the prop manager, a spry 88 years old, had a boot button hook tool thing that she and her sister used when they were children that had been given to them by her mother.

Michael Sprouse


Herman never cared for his siblings' hand-me-downs ... His sister's stuff just never fit that well.

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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