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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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King of Fruits: 1926

King of Fruits: 1926

Washington, D.C., 1926. "H.W. Fisher window. National Apple Week Assn." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Bobbing for apples

There used to be a folktale that if one was able to bite into a floating apple and hold it between their teeth for a time using no hands, that person was certain to find the partner of their dreams. I bet the space inside this window smells tantalizing with sun-kissed, snapping crisp, fresh, juicy apples. Ah, if only I had teeth!

Sorry, Second Place

I think Sanitary Grocery beats Fisher's hands down:

Too Many Weeks

The craze to label and honor every day and week is not a recent phenomenon.

Washington Post Oct 24, 1927

Too Many Weeks

Lafayette Journal and Courier: The year now has fifty-two regular weeks and 135 "national weeks." As far as the record has been checked, the month of October is to include Girl Scout Week, Management Week, National Fire Prevention Week, National Picture Week, National Apple Week and Pharmacy Week.

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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