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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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Top Chefs: 1914

Top Chefs: 1914

Circa 1914. "U.S. Army camp kitchen." National Photo Co. View full size.

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Potatoes, beans (brown & green), bread, meat, some dried or preserved fruit...what's not to like?

Rakish chapeaux

Even though everyone here seems to have the same kind of hat, there is a wide variety in how they are worn. Some keep the brim flat, while others bend them like a cowboy hat or even a vaguely fedora-like bend, as on the guy standing on the left. The jaunty tilt on the head seems popular all around.

Blazing Griddles

With the amount of beans they probably served, how convenient to have an open-air kitchen.

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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