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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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DeKalb County Boys

DeKalb County Boys

This image, one of my favorites, was taken in Butler, DeKalb County, Indiana. The date is unknown but I would guess the 1880s. It is possible these men are members of the Bordner or Beerer families. The print was found in the Oberlin family archival collection. John Oberlin Sheridan. View full size.

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Game on!

The DeKalb County boys vs. the Cramer boys in six-on-six touch football. Outside in the backyard. I got $10 on the Cramers.

I'll fly away!!

The man in the middle, seated. Nice ears. I think he learned how to fly before the Wright Brothers, but never got credit for it.

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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