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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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Blazing Saddles: 1922

Blazing Saddles: 1922

Washington, D.C. "Shrine barbecue, October 21, 1922." A few more passes for medium-rare. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Fire-Jumping Battalion

A couple photos ran in The Post the following day. The soldier is from Troop E, Third Calvary, Fort Myer, the fire-jumping battalion. The location is Noyes' farm at Sligo, MD.


Shouldn't this be regarded as rather amazing? My limited experience with horses suggests that running them toward fire goes against every instinct they have. This must be one well-trained mount. Poor thing. It's hard to believe he'd do it more than once, given that his hind feet must have gotten a little warm there. Oh, and, "The sheriff is near!"

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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