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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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Mother and Baby: 1924

Mother and Baby: 1924

This is my grandmother and great-grandmother, Bernadine & Elsie Buck, in the wheat country of Davenport, Washington. View full size.

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This could pass for Cartier-Bresson.

Simple Times

This is a beautiful picture -Thank you

Looks like Kansas

Reminds me of the front yard of Dorothy's house from The Wizard of Oz.


this picture is really something. i even like the way the shadows cast on the grass!


The joy and beauty of "women's work" have been lost to us.

Staying home with a child has become a betrayal to feminism; working, to the ultra-right, is tantamount to sin.

I've worked in an office all my life, and stayed home with a child. I can't imagine not having a career--but the pleasures of nurturing, and making a home, have been the most fulfilling to me -- as sure as the breeze that blows the laundry dry.


my god, what a beautiful shot

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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