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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 • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Pretty Girls

Best in Show: 1922

Best in Show: 1922

"Washington Tidal Basin Bathing Beach Beauty Contest -- August 5, 1922." First-prize winner Eva Fridell, who is either 17 or 111 years old, depending on your frame of reference. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Back Story: 1925

Back Story: 1925

        UPDATE: Shorpy member Ben Roundabloc reveals our inscribed ingenue to be the actress Dorothy Appleby, who featured in the theatrical revue "Puzzles of 1925."

January 1925. Washington, D.C. "Man painting woman's back" is all it says here. Who can help fill in the blanks? Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Head-Turner: 1952

Head-Turner: 1952

New York, September 1952. "People looking at fashion model Doris Erwin as she walks down Fifth Avenue." From photos by Ralph Ginzburg for the Look magazine assignment "A Young Man's Fancy -- Model on the Street." View full size.

 

Low Tide: 1961

Low Tide: 1961

"Acapulco, 1961." Our third and final visit with the cast of this short-lived NBC detective series starring James Coburn and Ralph Taeger. 4x5 negative from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

 

South of the Border: 1961

South of the Border: 1961

"Acapulco, 1961." James Coburn and Ralph Taeger in our second publicity still from this short-lived NBC series. Somewhere over the horizon: a shipwrecked Newton Minow. 4x5 negative from the Publicity Dept. archive. View full size.

 

Acapulco: 1961

Acapulco: 1961

"Acapulco, 1961." James Coburn, Ralph Taeger and three curvaceous castmates in faux-Mexico, from the very short-lived (eight episodes) NBC-TV series. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

 

The Total Package: 1943

The Total Package: 1943

Sept. 8, 1943. "Soprano Lucille Manners, NBC Radio star -- Right & wrong way to wrap packages for servicemen overseas." 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 
 
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