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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

Mom's Life: 1979

Mom's Life: 1979

Here is my mother in her retirement home kitchen in Naples, Florida circa 1979. She always loved to cook the fish my dad caught in the gulf. If there was more fresh fish than they could eat, she froze them in a coffee can for later meals. Looks like Brim this week. Dad's boat can be seen through the kitchen window. View full size.

Two Mothers: 1966

Two Mothers: 1966

My mother and my father's mother on a chilly January day in 1966. Kodachrome slide I took in Calpella, California, where my grandfather raised grapes from 1915 to 1953. View full size.

Grim Reapers Motor Pool: 1945

Grim Reapers Motor Pool: 1945

Another picture of my dad from the negatives discovered in the basement of my mom's home. He is the second from the left on the bottom row. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines with the Grim Reapers, aka the 3rd attack group of the 5th Army Air Corps. View full size.

Dad in the Philippines: 1945

Dad in the Philippines: 1945

Several years ago we cleaned out the basement of my mom's home and discovered a box of photographs and negatives that my dad brought back from the Pacific during his service in WW 2. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines with the Grim Reapers, aka the 3rd attack group of the 5th Army Air Corps. This photo is from the Philippines in 1945 when he was assigned to the Motor Pool. View full size.

Aunt Viola: 1911

Aunt Viola: 1911

One of the only portraits of Aunt Viola Bird from Kentucky, taken around 1911. View full size.

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

For Mother's Day, one of the images I've collected and restored for my Facebook page Camera Americana. Unknown year and location. View full size.

Daddy Long Legs: 1940

Daddy Long Legs: 1940

Looking like a film noir detective in his hat, tie and trench coat, a boy, and the people around him, look to forward during a 1940 parade, not even seeing the stilt walker behind them. From a series of photo album pages I found in a second hand store in Lancaster, California. 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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