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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day

My mother's wedding portrait from March 1957. We miss you, Mom! Photo by Sarli, Miami. View full size. Everyone be sure to phone your mom this weekend.

March in Miami

No wonder your Mom chose a dress with short sleeves. This is elegant and the light on the earring is so special. Kudos.

She's a beauty

What a lovely, fresh-faced bride, and the lace sleeves on her gown are very elegant.

She looks a bit like my mom, who was married in 1959 -- same hairstyle, similar smiles. The late '50s were a good era for brides.

Lovely Bride

This is one Lovely Lady. She would be beautiful in any era! Someone you are sorry you never got to know.


What is the pendant?

[I'm not sure. Maybe my sister knows. - Dave]

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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