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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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The Summer of '64

The Summer of '64

Circa 1964, somewhere in the U.S.A. "Boys about to go swimming." Medium-format color transparency, photographer unknown, found on eBay and scanned by Shorpy. If you recognize yourself or a bunkmate here, let us know. View full size.

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What Are We Waiting For?

I don't know, but I swear can see Ralphie's buddy Schwartz (Christmas Story) right in the middle. And I wonder who belongs to the mysterious hand holding the cigarette. There's a good chance this is in Pennsylvania. That looks like an old lime kiln in the background and southern Pennsylvania is dotted with them.

Or Dad's Day

It could be Dad's Day, but is probably a father-son activity. My dad did YMCA Indian Guides with us.

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

Looks like camp visiting day for parents.

The voice of experience speaking

I see a whole bunch of sunburns in the making.

The swim trunks

are a far cry from the thick, baggy things boys wear now. Times do change!

Time warp

In a modern photo, the bathers would be ... stouter.

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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