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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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Li'l Slugger: 1939

Li'l Slugger: 1939

April 15, 1939. Annapolis, Maryland. "Dorothy Wood, 5, saw to it that her small friend, 'Chuck' Andrews, 3, wasn't being framed by some of the boys who hang around these places. She laced on his gloves herself. The occasion was the Naval Academy's 20th Annual Junior Boxing Championships." View full size.

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Round One

Ahh yes! On my fifth birthday my father gave me a pair of boxing gloves...and a pair for himself. We went at it for some years.

Spontaneous laughter

occurred when I imagined both my 3-year-old granddaughter and a 3-year-old neighbor boy in this picture. My first thought was that those gloves will just fall off his hands as soon as he stands up. My second laugh inducing thought was either of my 3-year-old friends even knowing what to do with those huge gloves.

Future Star?

A budding Joe Palooka!

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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