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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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Croix Rouge Americaine: 1919

Croix Rouge Americaine: 1919

January 20, 1919. "Recreation barracks at the American Red Cross Agricultural Training School for French Mutiles, Le Liege (Indre et Loire)." 5x7 glass negative by Miss Harper for the American National Red Cross. View full size.

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More on that 48-star flag

From this interesting page:

"The staggered 48 flag was produced in pretty fair numbers from 1912 at least up through the end of World War I. My grandfather came home from France with a 2x3 foot linen staggered 48 attached to a wooden staff, much like what anyone can buy today at your local school supply store in the states."



Field of Stars

The flag in the picture shows a different arrangement of the 48 stars as 6 offset rows of 8. Most 48 star flags show a uniform alignment.

Living in the past!

Somebody forgot to change the wall calendar for the new year!

Croix Rouge Americaine

Nice use of icons on the poster.

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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