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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • PUMP THE BRAKE, 1956

The good ship Peggy Lou: c. 1960

The good ship Peggy Lou: c. 1960

The Peggy Lou was a 26-foot steel cabin cruiser that my Dad, Bill (standing with his back to the camera), built in our backyard. That is my brother Michael looking back at the camera, and looking forward to some fishing on Lake Erie no doubt. Toledo, Ohio, c. 1960. View full size.

Nosepick, 1920s

Nosepick, 1920s

Taken sometime in late 1920's. The lady is my aunt Pearl. I do not know who the imp is. Notice the Brownie on the ground. All my family photos were taken with a Brownie box camera. It was the only camera we could afford. View full size.

William and Johnny, 1941

William and Johnny, 1941

William Cleveland Woods, 1941, holds my cousin Johnny as my sister looks on. View full size.

Great-great uncles

Great-great uncles

Looking for information about when this photo may have been taken. Three of my great-great uncles are in this photo. Possibly taken in Blytheville, Arkansas. View full size.

Lyle and Leona, 1930s

Lyle and Leona, 1930s

Uncle Lyle and Aunt Leona, Oklahoma, 1930's. View full size.

Christmas, 1970

Christmas, 1970

Christmas Eve, 1970, Bismarck, ND. L-R: Yours truly, age 1, sitting on my dad's lap, with my great-aunt Esther (yes, just like in Sanford and Son), my grandma Connie, my grandpa Terrance, my grandpa Aaron, my grandma Katie and my sister. With the exception of my sister, my dad and me, everyone in this photo has "gone west." I miss them all. View full size.

Summer, 1970

Summer, 1970

Yours truly, age 1, with my mother at Sertoma Park in Bismarck, ND. 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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