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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Poochie

Poochie

This is "Poochie," the most beloved dog of my childhood. This was my grandmother's dog in Nashville, TN. In the background is May's Hosiery Mill, which a lot of my family worked at. It was on Chestnut Street and this is Martin Street looking toward Chestnut. View full size.

Frank and Grace Hallack, 1937

Frank and Grace Hallack, 1937

My paternal grandparents, around the time they got married in 1937. The original size of the picture is small, likely one of those photo booth pictures found at fairs and arcades.

Grandfathers Street Car, c. 1905

Grandfathers Street Car, c. 1905

My Grandfather as Conductor of the street car in Grand Junction, CO. This was about 1905.

Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Take one kid, add dirt (water optional), and you have the very definition of "full of imaginative fun." Your 'umble narrator in the back yard garden, soon to learn a sharp lesson about leaving a rake with the tines up. Note the 1950 Studebaker Champion, AKA "The Green Apple." From my dad's slides: Kodachrome, Kodak Retina. View full size.

Dostie boys in plaid, May 1968

Dostie boys in plaid, May 1968

My wife's father and brothers posing at home. Her dad Richard is the rebellious one in the red non-plaid shirt. Their dad is on the far right

French beauties

French beauties

My grandfather (standing far left) and friends in France during WWI posing with some of the local French beauties. View full size.

Me: 1967

Me: 1967

The caption, if there was one, would be here. 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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