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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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The Hungry Americans: 1976

The Hungry Americans: 1976

October 1976, somewhere in England. Holding a piece of good English cheese, I wait for the self-timer to snap, sitting with my friends on the bonnet of our for-hire Volkswagen Golf. Kodachrome slide via Konica Autoreflex T. View full size.

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Or was it Stilton?

We drove to England, once, while we were living in Germany, arriving in London during heavy traffic. Driving our car on the left side of the road turned us into nervous wrecks. I have always wondered if driving a car with the driver's side on the right would have been easier!

Polo vs. Golf

Great picture. Just one correction, that's not a VW Golf, it's a VW Polo, not imported to the U.S.

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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