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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

SP Group 1940's

SP Group 1940's

My grandmother's brother Francis Webb is 3rd from the right, middle row in this picture. They are wearing bands that say SP, not sure if this stood for Staff Police, but I am thinking it's some kind of military police group. View full size.

Garden in the Round: 1970

Garden in the Round: 1970

July 1970 Our house and part of our yard shot on Kodachrome with a fisheye attachment. Around this time most of my father's grapevines were suffering from the phylloxera blight, which explains the non-living state of the Thompson Seedless vine on the arbor. View full size.

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

I planned to hold off on uploading any more colorized images for about a week or two, but these ladies and Old Glory just seemed so right for color I couldn't resist. And now was the time to get them colorized and uploaded. View full size.

North Pole Colorado: 1956

North Pole Colorado: 1956

My father and his sister in 1956 at "North Pole Colorado -- Home of Santa's Workshop," at the foot of Pikes Peak. Dad was 6 and his sister 8. View full size.

Summertime Santa: 1956

Summertime Santa: 1956

My dad (6 years old) and his older sister in 1956 at "North Pole Colorado -- Home of Santa's Workshop" at the foot of Pike's Peak. Santa sure looks jolly. Full size.

1971: Are We Having Fun Yet?

1971: Are We Having Fun Yet?

August 1971 On vacation again, this time camping with my brother and sister-in-law at Hoopa, California. I'm not sure if my expression reflects my real mood, or if I'm just being a wise guy. Note how I set up this self-timer Kodachrome so that I was the one in focus. View full size.

Magic Moment: 1960

Magic Moment: 1960

One of my favorite places, the Sonoma Coast south of the mouth of the Russian River, captured by my brother during the golden hour on 35mm Kodacolor. His college friend Bob and me, gazing toward the setting sun. 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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