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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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KCLX

KCLX

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Two mugs and a fireplace: 1962

Two mugs and a fireplace: 1962

This picture was taken after my great grandpa finished building the fireplace in 1962. The house is in Los Angeles. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative. View full size.

Ella and Gladys Woodruff: c. 1914

Ella and Gladys Woodruff: c. 1914

My Great Grandmother Ella (Jones) Woodruff (seated) and her daughter, my grandmother, Gladys Iola (Woodruff) Farnsworth. Gladys was born in 1897 and died in childbirth in 1925 so I'm guesstimating that this picture is around 1914 since I think she looks about 17. Not sure where they are when this picture was taken. She was born in NY but died in Toledo, Ohio. View full size.

Willow witching

Willow witching

This photo makes me think of divining rods (or witching rods) that are used to find water. It strikes me that the ladies were looking for something other than water - maybe a frog to kiss, or prince charming. I hope they found what they were looking for. View full size.

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.

 
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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