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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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Dixie Chicks: 1955

Dixie Chicks: 1955

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955, and some early tweets. Also, No Loitering, and EES ONLY. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

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Peeps, chicks, or squabs?

They look like homing pigeons to me.

Original Yellow Peeps

Early in my postal career when Peeps came in the mail for the farmers. We always called the farmer and he would come in for the peeps. Always told they'll grow if you don't Plant them to Deep. Got a lot of dirty looks.

Wonderful Site Dave

I discovered this site a month ago and went all the way back to the beginning. Took almost exactly a month, and there were ten new pages when I was done. Very engrossing, and I can't believe I never heard of it before.

Some of the Civil Air Patrol photos featured a 1930's Cabin Waco biplane. My dad was an AAC/USAF pilot, and we had one of those in the late 50's/early 60's. Some of my earliest memories are of flying in the Waco on various vacations.

Keep 'em coming!

RC Cola

Originally created in Columbus, GA. That wax paper wrapper may have contained a moon pie.


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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