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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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The Happiest Place on Earth: c. 1968

The Happiest Place on Earth: c. 1968

Return of the ill-tempered teen. I am actually wearing the same pants and shoes as in an earlier picture. Sometimes I'm surprised my parents didn't just dump me on some roadside back then. I wasn't a troublemaker, but I sure was a grouchy SOB!

I like this picture for the background: Disneyland about 1968. There is a lot going on. Bank of America tried to promote some warm and fuzzy values by sponsoring the Small World ride. The effects of that, I will leave to the viewer's imagination.

My Dad took the picture, as usual. There's little brother and my Mom is still alive and kicking at age 83. View full size.

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Your parents must have been saints. Did you carry around a tape measure to make sure you were always standing the precise distance away from the rest of your family? This is a great shot, and you're quite stylish as usual.

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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