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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

M.P. Wolcott

Coal Miner's Daughter: 1938

Coal Miner's Daughter: 1938

September 1938. "Children of coal miners. Scotts Run, West Virginia." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Stick House: 1938

Stick House: 1938

September 1938. "Homemade caned furniture in bedroom of coal miner's home. A company house. Pursglove, Scotts Run, West Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Children of the Coal: 1938

Children of the Coal: 1938

September 1938. "Coal miner's wife and three of their children. Company house in Pursglove, Scotts Run, West Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Bringing Up Baby: 1938

Bringing Up Baby: 1938

September 1938. Chaplin, West Virginia. "Miner who has worked in mines since he was 14 and has tried to save money and have a better home, with his wife, suffering from bad bronchial condition and asthma." Plus Junior underfoot. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Little House on the Puppy: 1940

Little House on the Puppy: 1940

June 1940. "Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Mulattoes' home on Melrose cotton plantation owned by John Henry." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Kid Creole: 1940

Kid Creole: 1940

June 1940. "Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Son of one of the mulattoes working on the John Henry plantation." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Guitar Lesson: 1940

The Guitar Lesson: 1940

August 1940. "Farmer playing guitar on the porch in the evening. Near Natchitoches, Louisiana." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Resettlement Administration. 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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