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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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Picnic at Camp McKibbin: 1893

Picnic at Camp McKibbin: 1893

Picnic at Camp McKibbin, Marshall Hall, Maryland, 1893. With members of the 2nd, 3rd and 6th battalions of the District National Guard. View full size. Photograph by William Cruikshank.

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Were they friends, family? Why do most of them look so depressed? The one girl on the right looks like she would bite. I wonder what's going on here.

I love the picture. That big round dark thing looks like a cake and it looks like they are eating sandwiches.

[See comments here. - Dave]


Is that a pack of cards sitting in front of the bowl? Is that a loaf of bread or cake. What are they eating?

So formal, even when they are relaxed.

[It's a box of something to eat I think. I tried blowing it up but can't quite make it out. - Dave]

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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