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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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Christmas 1970

Christmas 1970

My father was an avid photographer. As I child I always remember him with his Rolleiflex 6x6 taking the family photos. I grew up in the darkroom with him from age six. I'm a professional photographer now and I often wonder if I did not get here due to his enthusiasm for photography and the darkroom. This shot was off of a tripod and was taken when I was ten in 1970. As I look back on it, it reminds me of a shot from a Sears catalog. The good life! It was a good Christmas. View full size.

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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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