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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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Niagara Family Portrait: 1900

Niagara Family Portrait: 1900

This is a portrait of our extended family circa 1900 at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. They operated the Union Jack Canning Company which during that period canned, under the Union Jack brand, fruits and vegetables from the Niagara Peninsula such as peaches, pears, cherries, tomatoes and green beans. (Framed period labels of the cannery adorn our kitchen wall.) I remember my dad and his cousin Elizabeth from Niagara finding and opening a can of tomatoes from the cannery in the late sixties - it looked O.K - but nobody dared to try it.

Second from left in the second row is my paternal grandfather, who ran a grocery store in Niagara from the early 1910s to the 1960s - seen here with me as a kid sitting on the front store steps in the late 1950s. Next to him, the child, I believe, is the future first head of Regional Niagara government in the late-1960s. View full size.

Preparatory Department: 1963

Preparatory Department: 1963

Preparatory Department, Royal High School, Edinburgh. 1963. That's me, back row, second from right. View full size.

Biker Flyboys: 1960

Biker Flyboys: 1960

A slide from a collection I purchased at the swap meet a few years back. They had belonged to an Air Force sergeant and his wife and dated from the 1950s to the 1970s; this one was marked May 1960. View full size.

Back to School: 1968

Back to School: 1968

My brother Iden holds the sign for his first grade class picture taken in 1968. View full size.

Back to School: 1969

Back to School: 1969

My brother Iden sits on the right side of the sign for his second grade class picture in 1969. View full size.

Back to School: 1970

Back to School: 1970

My brother Iden, sits on the far left of the first row in his 1970 third grade class picture. And though these photos were taken by a professional photographer, I have to question just how professional this one was. I did not cut the identifying sign off in scanning this picture. It was not in the print. View full size.

Back to School: 1971

Back to School: 1971

After three years of sitting on the floor, by the sign, my brother Iden moves up to the far left chair in the first row in his 1971 fourth grade school picture. View full size.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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