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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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Modern Family: 1900

Modern Family: 1900

Circa 1900. "Admiral Sampson's family." Young relatives of William T. Sampson, a hero of the Spanish American War. Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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Kudos to the stable hands

That's a very well-tended carriage and pair, evidence of much hard work.

Once again,

little Virginia looked on as she was left behind for the family omnibus outing.


That's what I think every time I see a picture like this. No, wait, make that, I LOVE MY CAR.

Sorry Darlin'

There just isn't any room for you in the carriage. You'll have to stay home alone while we go out for ice cream and a Sunday ride. Have fun.

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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