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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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Robert Truman Brock 1952

Robert Truman Brock 1952

Robert Truman Brock near Antreville, SC around 1952. View full size.

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My dad

This is a photo of my dad but I don't know what animal it is. I would guess that it is a pig. I never heard the story behind the photo. He grew up on a 100 acre cotton farm near Antreville, SC. His parents were Ansel and Beatrice Murdock Brock and his brothers and sisters are Lawrence, Furman, Ansel Jr., Dorothy Brock and Victorine Brock Smith.

Gone hunting

What is that he shot? I thought it was a dog at first but it has hooves. A real skinny pig?

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