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On's seventh birthday, a look back at our namesake, the teenage mine greaser Shorpy Higginbotham, shown here in 1910 at age 14. His life was cut short by a mine accident in 1928, when he was crushed by a rock.

December 1910. Jefferson County, Alabama. "Shorpy Higginbotham, a 'greaser' on the tipple at Bessie Mine, of the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Co. Said he was 14 years old, but it is doubtful. Carries two heavy pails of grease, and is often in danger of being run over by the coal cars."

March 1936. "Low-cost housing. Saint Louis, Mo."
April 1865. "Richmond, Virginia. Libby Prison."
Circa 1910. "Lunch hour on the docks -- Jacksonville, Florida
May 1955. "Actor Fess Parker on a 22 city promotional tour as Davy Crockett. Includes public appearances at department stores."
Circa 1920. "Unidentified buildings, possibly movie set, associated with Famous Players-Lasky." This seriously askew alleyway has a Dickensian-Disneyesque vibe.
Charleston, South Carolina, circa 1920. "Street scene with horse and wagon."
Palm Beach in 1902. "Royal Poinciana Hotel, entrance."
Canal Street in New Orleans circa 1910. Large building is the Maison Blanche department store.
Circa 1935. "Reuben Lovett house, Princess Anne County, Virginia.
January 1937. "Man who works in the packinghouse at Deerfield, Florida."
Mobile, Alabama, circa 1910. "A pretty bit of Monroe Park -- bandstand and yacht club pier."
January 1937. Brevard County, Florida. "Roadstand near Cocoa."
January 1937. "Migrant agricultural workers. Family from New Mexico, camped near the packinghouse at Deerfield, Florida. Note the box labeled 'Yakima Apples' which has been carried all the way from the apple orchards of Washington."
September 1932. "Louisiana State Capitol at Baton Rouge. Tower lights at night. Gov. O.K. Allen. Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth, client." Where Huey Long was assassinated.
July 1936. "Gas station road sign near Perry, Georgia." Photo by Dorothea Lange, connoisseur of the silly sign and benighted billboard.
July 1937. "Georgia road sign." Photo by Dorothea Lange, who seems to have appreciated quirky signs. More to come later in the week.
1938. "Boone Hall, avenue of trees, Mount Pleasant vicinity, Charleston County, South Carolina."
February 1911. Bayou La Batre, Alabama. "Little Julia tending the baby at home. All the older ones are at the factory. She shucks [oysters] also. Alabama Canning Co."
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