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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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Milk Men: 1941

Milk Men: 1941

September 1941. "Two sons of William Gaynor, FSA dairy farmer near Fairfield, Vermont." Farm Security Administration photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

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A Prized Possession

The boy on the left has an egg peeking out of his bib pocket.

Could it be a real egg found up a tree or a porcelain egg he won in some contest? Either way it would be a prize to a boy of his age and for me too about 10 years later.

Do young boys still treasure eggs today?

[Not as much as they treasure a nice shiny river stone. - Dave]

[EvenSteven ... A stone? Could be since carrying an egg in your pocket could lead to disaster especially if you have a jealous sibling.
If it is a stone then it is a cool looking stone and it would have gone into my cigar box of treasures]

Wall blob

Oh look, it’s the face of a major religious personality! No wait, maybe a map of Austria.

Robert and John Gaynor

Robert Harold Gaynor - Oct 31, 1931-May 25, 1996 (age 64)
John Roger Gaynor - Feb 13, 1934-Jul 29, 1959 (age 25)

Their parents, William Harold Gaynor (Jun 7, 1907-Aug 9, 1983) and Lelia (Lulu) Elizabeth O'Connell Gaynor (Feb 8, 1906-1957), had 3 other children:

Raymond Thomas Gaynor (May 5, 1935-1955)
Richard Lee Gaynor (Feb 26, 1938-Jun 10, 1992)
Caroline Mae Gaynor (Dec 1, 1939, apparently still living)

What a marvelous picture

Of two lovely boys, they look so angelic. But I bet they could be sitting on slingshots and rocks!

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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