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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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Ya gotta get up early..

Ya gotta get up early..

....if ya wanna beat those bagpipes out of town! If the clock can be believed, this photo was taken at 8:17 AM. Barre Scottish Bagpipe Band, Monpelier, VT, 1913 or 1914. Azo RPPC, stamp box design used 1910-1930

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8:17 a.m.

One fact I've gleaned from looking at a gazillion storefront photos: Those jewelry store clock-signs all show 8:17. Which gives you space above and below for writing.

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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