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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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Gonna Fly Now: 1925

Gonna Fly Now: 1925

Continuing the Shorpy Summer Arts Festival: June 30, 1925. "Elsie Robinson, National American Ballet." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

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Ack - unpointed foot, weird hands (and face) - ballet technique has become more demanding of professionals, or the photog caught her at a weird moment. Still pretty though. I like the costume. Yes, I'm a (former) dancer.

Sole Sister

You know, it would take a tougher lady than me to leap about on uncultivated weeds in bare feet. So pretty, but I cringe when I think of all the boot-piercing thorny things I've encountered on camping trips in settings like this and the earlier one in the woods.

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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