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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

X-Man: 1909

X-Man: 1909

February 12, 1909. "James Clarke, winner of Brooklyn Marathon, with others." View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 
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The four guys on the left look like characters in a silent film comedy. Guy with the thick eyebrows looks like a Marx brother, third guy looks like he's just seriously posing for the photo, second and fourth guys look like they're mocking third guy's pose.

Mister X has rather nice calves, but they look so silly under those socks and suspenders.

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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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