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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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1948 Roy Rogers and Me

1948 Roy Rogers and Me

At 4 years old, in 1948, I was fascinated with Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Trigger and anything to do with the "Double R Bar Ranch". My Mother bought me the outfit after taking a summer trip to the Post Cereal Plant in Kalamazoo Michigan. Many Post cereal boxes were purchased after that to obtain the buttons that were free inside, including a membership to the Roy Rogers Rider Club (after a mail-in), which I have proudly kept for all these years, and right next to my picture. View full size.

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You may have a gal in Kalamazoo

but the Post Cereal plant would have been (and still is) in Battle Creek, Michigan. Kalamazoo is a neighboring city about a half an hour west along I-94. Battle Creek is "The Cereal City" - with Kellogg's and Post's and, at one time, many others producing breakfast cereals of one kind or another.

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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