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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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Youth group

Youth group

Though I'm not sure, I believe this was the youth group from the Clinton Avenue Presbyterian Church in Newark, NJ, in the late '30s. From my father's collection of slides. View full size

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads an America

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Treasure trove

Well, beauty IS in the eye of the beholder. Got an entire Rubbermaid tub filled slide boxes, and several binders with slide pages. We'll have to see what shows up... I already found the slide from which the faded print of my parents on their wedding day was made. Expect that, at least, will get updated.

Steve Miller
Someplace near the crossroads of America

1930s color

This color is characteristic of the fading 1935-1938 vintage Kodachrome was subject to. 1938 or 1939 saw a change to a more color-fast method. Your caption hints at a possible treasure trove of early color photos. Is that so, I hope, I hope?

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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