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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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Put Up or Shut Up: 1956

Put Up or Shut Up: 1956

Looks like I've got at least a pair of kings, so I'm pretty happy. Can't quite read my future brother-in-law's expression. He's either wary, amused, or maybe he's just glad that I've grown out of the kick-sister's-boyfriends-in-the-shins phase and now just challenge them to a friendly game of five card draw.

I always liked to have a glass with a finger or two of Pepsi on the table; looked sort of like whiskey and we were in a saloon in one of those cowboy movies I liked to watch on TV. 2-1/4 square Kodacolor negative taken by my sister in the living room of our house in Larkspur, California. View full size.

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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