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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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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.

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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]

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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