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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: 1840-1940

Italian Dressing: 1961

Italian Dressing: 1961

November 1961. "Actress Sophia Loren posing with fur stole." Color transparency by Michael Vaccaro for the Look magazine assignment "Clothes to Bring Out the Beast." Shall we slip into something more comfortable? View full size.

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Beautiful Eyebrows

Amazing, her thick eyebrows are back in style with the younger set over 55 years later. But few can match her beauty. I was only 12, but still crazy for her.

Whew

When you post these kinds of shots, I reflectively think 'Oh, they must have just passed away.'

As we used to say --

HUBBA HUBBA!

You were saying?

Someone recently was complaining about the celebrity pics that are posted on occasion. You'll hear no such complaint from me!

 
SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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