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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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Getting Ready to Ride

Getting Ready to Ride

Circa 1916 "convertible"

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Pink plate

Just a quick comment about the 1915 Indiana license plate -- it was one of the strangest color combinations in history. The numbers were green on a background of pink!

Model T touring car

Nice example of the 1914 Ford. Just a year old by the date of the Indiana 1915 license plate.

The 'hat brimmed' or billed front fender with the fender moldings is a distinct 1914 style. The 1914's were the last of the all brass kerosene tail lamp, and the last year for the straight rear fender, by 1915 the rear fender was round shaped to cover more of the rear wheel.

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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