SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
9000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Support Shorpy

Shorpy is funded by you. Help by purchasing a print or contributing. Learn more.

Social Shorpy


Join our mailing list (enter email):

Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

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.

© 2019 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Lil Boomer: 1948

Lil Boomer: 1948

The first slide from a batch of about 200 Kodachromes I got on eBay last week. I'm naming this collection after Linda, the young lady who features in many of them. This particular unlabeled slide shows Linda and (I guess) her mother around 1948. Linda's family seems to hail from New England. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5
To stay online without a paywall or a lot of pop-up ads, Shorpy needs your help. (Our server rental alone is $3,000 a year.) You can contribute by becoming a Patron, or by purchasing a print from the Shorpy Archive. Or both! Read more about our 2019 pledge drive here. Our last word on the subject is: Thanks!

Well, Miss Priss!

This photo is another argument against the idea (intriguing though it was, in response to the "Tyke on Trike" photo in the "Linda Kodachromes" series) that little Linda had Moebius syndrome. In the photo above, the mother on the lounge chair has her fists on her hips in a way that strongly suggests she and Linda are having a comical exchange of glances.

Space-Age Plastic?

I am not an historian of toys, except those I may once have possessed, but the rocking horse head visible in the foreground seems to be plastic, which might help to date the photo more precisely. Certainly toddler playwear, cushion style, and Mom's legs do not pin it down with any precision. Oh, wait! Are those Keds Mom's wearing?


We had a chaise like that when I was a very little girl, not much bigger than Linda. I have a picture of my father holding me and we're napping. The cushion on that chaise was so deep and soft, I remember it well.

Nice slide, and scanned well

Very nice details, especially in the rug. Hope all 200 are of like quality. I'm always tempted to buy these sets on eBay, but since you do it, I don't offer any competition to you. LOL Thanks.

Oh, I've forgotten, what scanner do you use with your chromes?

[Nikon 9000 ED. - Dave]

Beautiful Rug

Most likely woven in the US.
Couldn't afford one like that today.


Let's see more, please.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | 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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2019 Shorpy Inc.