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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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Greetings, Weblings: 1955

Greetings, Weblings: 1955

1955. My brother had just gotten his 35mm Lordox and was experimenting. Always ready to be the center of attention, I was glad to supply the subject matter. Another cool shirt. The TV is showing what most people would think is a Cadillac emblem, but I think it's Nash. View full size.

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Do De Do Do

You're looking a little Poltergeisty there, TT. Did you ever actually go into that TV set?

Nash Logo

You're right. It is a Nash logo. Nash was a prime sponsor of Disney programming (Mickey Mouse Club and the Wonderful World of Disney when it was on ABC in the 1950's). There were a series of commercials with Mickey and the gang touting the features of the Nash Rambler.


Wow! One frame every 53 years. Talk about latency... Give it a couple of millennia and you'll have a second of video.

The Lordox

Wow. A 1.6-billion-second time exposure! Must have used a tripod.


Little did you realize that you were peering into the "Inter-Net," a two-way time machine that would propel you 53 years into the future, and the folks at the other end 53 years into the past! We love what you've done with the place, btw. When's "I Love Lucy" on?

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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