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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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Courtship, 1957

Courtship, 1957

My parents, engaged but not yet married in 1957. Dad was a mechanical engineer (probably working at Allison in Indianapolis at the time), Mom was midway through her college education at St. Mary's of the Woods in Terre Haute, Indiana. They met on a blind date on New Year's Eve and were married the next September.

Thirty-three years later my wife and I had our wedding reception in the same hall where my parents first met. View full size.

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Ah yes, The Woods

This is Le Fer Lake at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. My wife and I took some of our wedding pictures on that bridge. I haven't met a Woodsie yet that didn't have a strong affection for that spot on campus.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

The lighting is perfect--what a wonderful couple and wonderful shot. You can see her engagement ring all the way from here.

What a lovely photo

That photo looks like it was taken yesterday. Absolutely gorgeous. And the scenery isn't bad either.

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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