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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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Larger Than Life: 1939

Larger Than Life: 1939

August 1939. "Oilfield truck driver and his son sitting on front porch. Seminole, Oklahoma." Happy Father's Day from Shorpy! Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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Looking up to your father

The totally honest look of admiration and idolization in the eyes of that little boy for his father could never be posed or faked. It amazes me to see repeatedly on Shorpy how one picture really does speak a thousand words. Thank you for a truly heartwarming photo in which material wealth is not a factor in determining the important things in life. Happy Father's Day to all the devoted dads in the world.

Big Bucks!

I just read an article in the L.A. Times saying that oilfield truck drivers are being offered $140,000 plus. Wonder what this guy was pulling down. The kid's look of adoration makes Father's Day!

"Thank you, dad"

... for this cute puppy dog and my new overalls!

True love

in the eyes of that little boy for his dad.

Four Paws and a Pa


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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