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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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Meat Wagon: 1926

Meat Wagon: 1926

Washington, D.C. "Semmes Motor Co. -- Krogmann & Sons truck, 1926." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Star on the wall

Anyone know if the (iron?) star on the wall serves any function? It might be just decoration, but I'm guessing it is a decorative dressing for a bolt through the wall.

[Veteran Shorpyites will recognize that bit of hardware as a turnbuckle anchor, or "turnbuckle star." - Dave]

"Less Fatty in the Patty"

was the slogan for Jesse Jones' sausage down here in the Tar Heel state. Didn't work for link sausage.

"Get some pork on your fork"

We had a catchy TV advertising jingle Down Here (Australia) back in the 1970's which always sounded just a little bit risque. It would look pretty cool splashed across the side of that van. Far cooler than "The Best by Test"!


Fred Gwynne - the early years.


How appropriate for Halloween to see a ghost in the window.

I wonder

Does he carry souse and scrapple?

A complete meal.

He's frustrated because he can't find the egg truck or the potato truck.

Poor guy

Years of sausage delivery seem to have taken their toll.

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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