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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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Uncle Paul: 1957

Uncle Paul: 1957

Here's my great uncle Paul at my great grandparents house in East LA. The photo was taken in May, 1957. Unfortunately I didn't have the negative and had to scan the badly faded Kodacolor print which I cleaned up a bit in Photoshop. View full size.

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That's what I call a Hudson

Wow, what a beautiful Hudson! I'm not up on all the various Hudson flavors, but I'll take a wild guess and say it's a 1953 Hornet Club Coupe. Thanks for posting this!

Unfortunately this was right smack dab in the middle of the period when Kodacolor prints, instead of fading fairly evenly to yellow as they had previously, just totally lost some colors altogether, and there's no way to get them back. Even with correction they look something like old two-color Technicolor, or colorized black-and-white. I took a stab at it, though.

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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