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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Summer Job

Summer Job

My grandfather Frank P. Izzo during a summer job working at Ligget's Drugstore on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York. Photo circa 1936.

MacFinn Drug Store

In the late 1940s and early 1950s my father, George King, was the manager of one of Ligget's competitors, the MacFinn Drug Store, which later burned.


Guess I'll have to wander down Broadway and see if anything matches what can be seen of the storefront.


There's a man who liked his job. Makes me want to put down my coffee, close my browser and get to work.

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What a great picture! He looks so proud!

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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