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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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Rosebudweiser: 1939

Rosebudweiser: 1939

June 1939. "Bartender in Birney, Rosebud County, Montana." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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"Lucky Strike Goes to War"

Lucky Strikes used to be in a green pack as they would be in this 1939 photo. When the war started the green dyes, paint and ink were redirected to the military. Luck Strike then switched to the red and white design and took out ads with the slogan, "Lucky Strike Goes to War!", I believe they were also included with the standard K-rations.

The fire extinguisher on the wall was an old brass style hand pump that had a twist lock and was filled with water. My father had one for years in our basement.

Calendar Illustration

Looks like a Boris Artzybasheff work, can you embiggen the calendar any more? Thanks.

[The artist is Lawson Wood. - Dave]

Sheridan Iron Works

The business was founded in 1904 (or 1906), and the building and iconic sign were built in 1910. After first being sold in 1988, the business was sold again two years later, then was closed in 2014.

A lemonade stand for adults

You could not get simpler.

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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