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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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Flyboy: 1948

Flyboy: 1948

Another picture of me taken by my father at Riverview Beach Amusement Park, Pennsville, New Jersey, in August 1948. This shot clearly shows early indication of my love for all sorts of transportation and travel! View full size | Firetruck.

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You look adorable! Such a simple ride, but oh what fun!

Capturing Joy

Billyboy just could not conceal his sublime happiness at being the pilot in this fun-filled airplane ride. I've raised four kids and can pretty accurately read emotions written on a face. This very adorable and photogenic boy was definitely having the time of his life. This could have been a fabulous and authentic advertisement for the amusement park. A terrific picture of childhood.

Got Milk?

It looks like you have a little milk mustache there. Or maybe all the blood has rushed from your head due to the intense G forces produced by that highly complex and powerful test rig. You also look a lot like my dad.

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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