Shorpy…

Shorpy…

So this one is almost entirely off-topic, but if you fellas are anything like me you’ll dig it. Shorpy Higginbotham was a hard working and usually filthy appearing young man that grew up working the coal mines of Alabama. In the Higginbotham household, education was not a priority – work ethic, however, was. That set of priorities made Shorpy’s life hard.

Essentially, this is his story: Work, get married, work, die in a cole mining accident (31 years old), become a father posthumously.

Shorpy is the kid in the center. A bit intense for 12 or 13 years old.

But this post isn’t really about Shorpy. This post is about the site named after him. Apparently, the little tike’s story combined with some amazing found photography featuring his likeliness inspired someone out there in the world to create a photo blog featuring nothing but vintage imagery from the early 1900′s to the 1950′s or so. While there is a gallery dedicated to cars and trucks, I suggest you check out all of the photography – it’s simply incredible.

SHORPY

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