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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 • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Greene County Poor Farm (1900)

Greene County Poor Farm (1900)

This farm house is near Carrollton, IL, and was run by B.W. Collins when this picture was taken.

Railroaders (Early 1900s)

Railroaders (Early 1900s)

L-R: Pat Smith, Wes Frame Foreman, Lou Saddler, Lynn C. Smith (in window). White Hall, Illinois.

White Hall, Illinois: 1890

White Hall, Illinois: 1890

L-R: Lee Owings (Newsstand), Grace Vedder (Assistant Postmaster), Edward Bonapart Smith (Postmaster). Picture was taken about 1890 at 110 East Sherman Street, White Hall, IL.

Grandfather at the Acropolis

Grandfather at the Acropolis

My grandfather at the Acropolis in Athens sometime between late '44 and late '45. There's no note on the back of this print but he's clearly just being a tourist. View full size.

Grandfather and the Sphinx

Grandfather and the Sphinx

Here's my grandfather again, at the Pyramids in Egypt in 1944 or 45. He's the tallest guy, just to the right of center. I don't know who the other people are or what's going on, sadly. View full size.

Granddad at the Pyramids II

Granddad at the Pyramids II

Here's my grandfather again at the Pyramids in Egypt sometime between late '44 and late '45 . There's no note on this print but he's clearly just being a tourist. View full size.

Grandpa at the Pyramids

Grandpa at the Pyramids

This is part of my ongoing quest to scan all the family photos that have come into my possession over the past few years. The interesting ones, at least. Here's my grandfather again, this time at the Pyramids in Egypt between late 1944 and late 1945. There's no note on the back of this print but he's clearly just being a tourist. 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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