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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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Trailer Village: 1947

Trailer Village: 1947

"1947 trailer show at Gilmore Field, Los Angeles." The Gypsy life, mid-century style. 4x5 negative by Watson from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

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My Dad still owns the teardrop trailer

his dad built of plywood, probably from Popular Mechanics plans in the 1940s, just like the one near the top of the photo. Rather claustrophobic to sleep in, but the kitchen under the hatch at the back is very cool.

Dangerous place

This is a Tornado just waiting to happen.

Gilmore Stadium

More likely this is Gilmore Stadium, which was built first and hosted football, racing, and even baseball for a few games (plus trailer shows!) before the actual Gilmore Field was built next door specifically for the Hollywood Stars baseball club of the PCL, adjacent to the famous Farmers Market. All later demolished for the sprawling CBS Television City

Remembering a wonderfully funny movie

I can picture Lucy and Desi out there looking to buy "The Long, Long Trailer".

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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