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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

Look Out: 1938

Look Out: 1938

September 1938. "Coal miners waiting for the bus to go home in Osage, West Virginia." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 
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There's always someone

who wants to stick their elbow in!

Two cents worth

It probably doesn't, but I'm imagining that the entire company name emblazoned on that tired awning is One Price Dept. Store ... with some luck, that could have had possibilities exceeding even the magic of the ubiquitous (for the time) Five and Dime.

One Price Dept. Store

Is this where the Dollar Stores got their idea from?

Railroad Crossing

What if the train is backing up -- shouldn't you be watching for a caboose too?

Forget the train

look out for the locomotive.

 
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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