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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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Auld Lang Syne: 1925

Auld Lang Syne: 1925

From somewhere in England circa 1925 comes this 4x5 glass negative of two libated and liberated ladies lounging in their pyjamas by the garden wall. Shorpy lifts his glass in a toast to them, to you, and to the New Year! View full size.

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Gracious & Flirtatious

I wish my New Year greeting to Shorpy and Shorpy-ites could be half as gracious and flirtatious as these ladies' toast seems to be.

Ladies Of The Evening

Dave, I don't think you should be showing a photo like this. One of those women could be some reader's Great Grandmother. In any case let us all enjoy the New Year.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

Let us find them on Shorpy!
Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year everyone! Here's to another year of great photos and commentary!

(and the gals were quite less wild this year)

"Still Going Strong" Like Shorpy!

That appears to be a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red Label on the right (the color red being light in ortho film images).

Happy New Year and thanks for the work you do for a great site!


A very happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year to "Shorpyites" wherever you are around the world....

A special THANKS! to Dave and tterrace - your wonderfully nostalgic pictures have triggered so many memories of my own childhood, and family and friends long gone. You have made MY world a better place.



Let's all party like it's 1925. Now, where do I find a designated carriage driver with horse sense?

I want to party with them tonight!

Best New Year wishes to all Shorpy brothers and sisters, with special gratitude to Dave and tterrace for providing this great site and creating this dynamic community.

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.

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