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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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Embraceable Ewe: 1936

Embraceable Ewe: 1936

May 1936. "Farmer of Franklin County, Kansas." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

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Titles, right, of course. You work your magic on both, to be sure...a veritable Titlesmith & Caption Craftsman.

(A.T. put it best..."keep up the great work you are doing!")

Your Entertaining Captions

I am a regular visitor to Shorpy and I must say some of your captions are quite entertaining and are almost as much fun to read as it is to view the photographs! Keep up the great work you are doing with this most entertaining, educational and fascinating blog.

[I think we are talking about the titles, not the captions. In any case, thank you! - Dave]

Caption GOLD!

That lamb probably IS smiling because your caption is HI-larious. Well done! Extra oats for you tonight.


If I didn't know better, I'd swear that lamb is smiling!

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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