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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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Out and About: 1921

Out and About: 1921

Washington, D.C, 1921. "Kids in Park." View full size. National Photo Company.

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Hand knit outfits...

I have an old print somewhere of my mother at about 2 years of age, in her own hand knit outfit, running about a path in Vondelpark in Amsterdam c.1948, photographed by my grandfather. It was the year prior they immigrated to Canada.

Not the one mentioned above, but from the same day:

And another, probably taken by my grandmother, of my grandfather holding my mother:

I'll keep looking for the one mentioned above, as it has my grandmother and great-grandmother side by side in the background watching over my 2 year old mom as she played...

Leggings and Fashion

We used to have to wear leggings when it was cold, usually same material and pattern as your coat and pulled up over whatever clothes you were wearing like overalls. Hers seem to cover her shoes as well, which makes it look like she's got goat feet, poor thing. And her brother's outfit is very cute, but that belt is so wrong and so pointless. Clearly hand knit outfit, though.

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