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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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Double the Fun: 1972

Double the Fun: 1972

This picture was taken at San Felipe in 1972. On the left is my grandpa's second wife Marcie, in the middle is my aunt Mary, and on the right is my grandpa. My great grandpa is superimposed on top (or beneath?) holding some fish. While Marcie's scowl might suggest otherwise, she was one of the few sources of stability and normality in my father's life growing up. 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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