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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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Lawn Edger man

Lawn Edger man

This is probably 1972 in Los Angeles. I wonder where he's going with that lawn edger. Scanned from a Kodak safety film negative. View full size.

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He's wearing slippers to mow the lawn (or "cut the grass," to our East Coast friends).

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1963 Buick Wildcat.

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That's a '63 Buick -- perhaps an Electra 225, based on the grille -- and a lawn edger.

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Actually I think that's a power edger. It wouldn't be my first choice to mow the lawn with only that.

Maybe he's on the ways across the street to straighten out one of the neighbors?

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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