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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 Century Ahead: 1921

The Century Ahead: 1921

1921. The Trevor family's trip through the western United States. From the John B. Trevor collection. More here. View full size.

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Oh my god, a floor lamp! That is just too funny...until you notice her expression under the veil.

Times change

I couldn't imagine the response I'd get today if I asked a lady to wear a bag over her head so we could go out for a ride! Although in certain countries the look is still quite fashionable.

You scoff at our Muslim sisters.

Behold! The American motoring burqa. No wonder ankles were scandalous.

Paging Rod Serling

Can someone please explain to me what happened to the middle one's head? Preferably before 10pm CST?

[Like any properly attired female motorist in the days of open touring cars, dusters and goggles, she's wearing a hat covered with netting. - Dave]

Who knows what evil lurks

... in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

At first glance...

I thought the boys had dressed up a floor lamp. Creepy!

Big Sister Just Knew...

... that one day they would run into a pack of those bees that she'd read about, and then her brothers would be really, really sorry they'd made fun of her!

Don't fall for it!

It's Death's favourite ruse: "look to your left, children", then she swings her scythe and you're gone.

Elephant Mom

I am not an animal! I am a human being! I … am … your mother!

Don't look now, but ...

Welcome to historic Sleepy Hollow. On the shores of Lake Eerie.

Face Off

Sis is creeping me out.

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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