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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Newlywed farm girl

Newlywed farm girl

This is a photo of a newlywed young Doris Miller (formerly Lutz), my Grandmother. This photo was probably taken around 1935 in the small town of Pound, Wisconsin just outside of Peshtigo, Wisconsin. Notice the dog against the old chicken coop just to the left of the horse. I love this photo!!

Glued: 1963

Glued: 1963

August 1963. My nephew Jimmy (who you may remember as the Suburban Cowboy) watching a cartoon on TV in South Gate, California. He's three here, and I was 17 when I shot this Kodachrome. I haven't been able to nail down the cartoon, but it has a mid-1930s look to it. View full size.

Young Grandparents

Young Grandparents

My young Grandparents on the left with a friend and her child. Another one from the mid- to late- 1930's in Alabama. View full size.

Triptych: My Grandfather

Triptych: My Grandfather

My Grandfather sometime in the early 1930's. I really miss him and my Grandmother. Photos were taken in Birmingham, Alabama.

My wonderful young Grandmother

My wonderful young Grandmother

This picture is from the mid- to late- 1930's in downtown Birmingham Alabama. My grandmother is on the left.

Homemade biscuits, 1966

Homemade biscuits, 1966

My Grandmother having a difficult time holding me and the plate as I'm reaching for a biscuit, 1966. She used to cook biscuits from scratch along with red eye gravy. She was so good to me. I miss her terribly. View full size.

Faded couple, 1951

Faded couple, 1951

What happens to color prints after 50+ years? Fades out if your not careful. This is from a print, not a slide. On the back it says "This is a Kodacolor print, week of dec. 17, 1951. It's again from my grandmother's photo album, but no notes who they are. View full size.

 
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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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