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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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Bored: 1965

Bored: 1965

My cousin Deanna, around 1965 or so, obviously bored, nothing to do. Yawn.... View full size.

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Looks familiar

The door, windows and electric outlet looks exactly like a duplex unit I used to live in (West Los Angeles.) That'd be funny if it was the same building (or floorplan)

Zenith Stereo

I just recently purchased a 1960-1961 Zenith Console with the Cobra Turntable inside. Speakers sound AMAZING still, but the record player needs to be replaced. Anyhow, it looks almost identical to the one in the photo.


We had a stereo like the one behind Deanna. The top of the cabinet was hinged, and inside is a record player. You can see the speakers' outlines on the front. Ours was playing pretty much all the time when we were home - everything from country to classical, folk and rock. We'd put a stack of records on the changer and dance all over the living room.

26 Miles to Catalina

Ah, yes! Catalina Island. They just opened a trail along the whole thing.

We've got color footage from the 1940's of my Grandpa motoring around Avalon Harbor in a Chris-Craft.

The glassy stare...

can only mean one thing: she's glued to the boob tube!

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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