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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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Bob and Ray: 1925

Bob and Ray: 1925

"1925. Bob Grody & manager Ray Kennedy, Palace Laundry." The Palace Club, the Washington, D.C., franchise of the American Professional Basketball League, was sponsored by the Palace Laundry and existed as a team from the league's formation in 1925 to 1928, when it was sold to the Metropolitan League's Brooklyn Visitation club. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

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Makes sense the team belonged to a laundry - look at those crisply pressed shorts!

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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