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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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Queens of the Rodeo: 1923

Queens of the Rodeo: 1923

May 29, 1923. "Wild West performers." At the Shrine convention in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Another Odd Item from Yesteryear

Are those actually folding wooden chairs in the bleachers? Why did they bother doing that when people could just sit in the bleachers?

Nice Composition

Gal on the left has a real nice "hairdo."

re: Whose board there

[Alternatively: "Who's bored?" - Dave]

Aw Dave, that spoils the pun. I was referring to #6 and the plank she was trying not to trip over.

Second from left

Is that Donnie Osmond?


Notice how cowboy boots still look the same today and clothing styles have changed so much!

Whose board there?

#3 says, "I am."

[Alternatively: "Who's bored?" - Dave]

The ol' Stinkeye

Can you pick the Queen who drew the short straw and has just been told that she has to ride the bull tonight?


Number Six: 'Nothing about fancy dress on my invitation...'

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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