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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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New York Volunteers: 1861

New York Volunteers: 1861

1861. "Soldiers of Company G, 71st New York Volunteers, in front of Sibley tent." Wet plate glass negative, left half of stereograph pair. Photographer unknown. Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

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Hard Life

I can't believe how far they have probably walked in those boots. Sometimes I wish they could tell us what they have seen, but I think you can read the look on their faces and tell that it hasn't been easy.

Mr. Beardless

The fellow in the middle, without the beard, is he writing or possibly sketching? It looks like he is holding a writing implement. Probably a pencil? his facial expression is quite a bit dofferent from the others in this crowd.

Guys will be guys...

It appears there are a couple of pranksters standing behind their victims attempting tickle their ears with a small twig or blade of straw perhaps. Typical of guys, no matter what era, eh?

[Those are pipes they're holding by the bowls. - Dave]

Foot Maintenance

Chopping off your corns with a knife for the portrait photographer -- so classy.

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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