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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CARNIVAL OF THE ARTS, 1937

'42 Ford Woody: 1948

'42 Ford Woody: 1948

Here I am driving my dad's Woody (Unbeknown to him!) View full size.

Sierra Madre, California: 1938

Sierra Madre, California: 1938

My brother Bob and I entering Angeles National Forest.

Peter and Me

Peter and Me

Me and my brother near Zurich, Switzerland, ca. 1964 or 1965.

I Go Pogo: 1963

I Go Pogo: 1963

May 1963. This is a gag shot; the "gag," such as it is, being that I'm supposedly baffled by a comic strip character. I'd been a Pogo fan for as long as I could remember (note how worn that copy is) and by then I was, of course, well aware that Walt Kelly's strip had meanings on more than one level. I still have all our books, Dell comics and even the original "I Go Pogo" campaign button that I vaguely remember picking up at the San Francisco Chronicle building in 1952, when I was 6. But seriously, I posted this because of the nifty clock radio. And I want to assure all the Shorpy skeptics out there that, in the interests of historical authenticity, I did not Photoshop out any of my zits. Ektachrome-X slide.

San Pedro shoreline: 1935

San Pedro shoreline: 1935

My sister and I viewing the San Pedro coastline in 1935. I can't understand why my outfit ever went out of style.

Road Warrior

Road Warrior

Another proud Harley owner, circa 1914. Love the leather leggings and gloves. View full size.

The Boys from Wieland's

The Boys from Wieland's

Believed to be from around 1917 somewhere in Iowa -- back when every business of any size in every town of any size had their own ball team. View full size.

 
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