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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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Miss McNeir Again: 1933

Miss McNeir Again: 1933

Another shot of Elinor McNeir from her 1933 portrait sitting at the Harris & Ewing studios in Washington. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

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What a classic beauty.

Aunt Lily?

This one has some firm ideas about things. A guaranteed stickler for manners and cleanliness. Probably nice to kids, though.

The "Garment"

The garment appears to be a photographer's drape. They've been around forever and are still available. The black velvet "senior drape" is a staple for high school portraits.

Recycle !

It's fairly obvious at the point that the "garment" being worn is just some fabric that was lying around the studio.

[Somehow I doubt it. - Dave]

Those eyes! That hair! That sheath!

She looks like Aimee Semple McNeir!

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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