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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • ST. NICHOLAS RESTAURANT, c. 1873

  • Crown Restaurant: 1904

    Prints

    Fine-art prints by Juniper Gallery on a variety of archival art papers.

    9731 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:09pm

  • Crown Restaurant: 1904

    Cities

    Black-and-white historical streetscape and skyline photographs of major American cities from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s. New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and more.

    5426 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:09pm

  • Ad Man West: 1954

    Featured Contributors

    Shorpy contributor galleries.

    360 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 04/19/2014 - 5:23pm

  • Fort Huachuca: 1963

    Member Gallery

    Photos uploaded by visitors to Shorpy.com. To see your photos here, register for a user account and become a member! It may take a day or two for your photos to appear. If you're already a registered user, make sure you're logged in and then click here to upload. To see member submissions in blog form, click here.

    4899 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:15pm

  • The Rifleman: 1960

    Kodachromes

    Color transparencies including Kodachrome, Ektachrome and Anscochrome. Many large-format (mostly 4x5) Kodachrome transparencies shot for the Office of War Information. The images you see here have been adjusted by the Webmaster for color and contrast.

    409 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:40pm

  • Crown Restaurant: 1904

    Photographers

    9524 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:09pm

  • Locally Grown: 1918

    Agriculture

    119 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 11/15/2014 - 12:15am

  • South Park: 1909

    Animals

    628 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:26am

  • The Young Moderns: 1955

    Art & Design

    42 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 09/20/2011 - 12:26am

  • Hello Up There: 1929

    Astronomy

    3 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 06/26/2013 - 11:51am

  • Warship of the Air: 1942

    Aviation

    242 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 11/23/2014 - 1:39pm

  • Before and After

    Before & After

    2 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 11:15pm

  • Bicycle Crossing: 1943

    Bicycles

    131 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:07pm

  • Product Launch: 1905

    Boats & Bridges

    Hundreds of black-and-white photos of battleships, dreadnoughts, riverboats, paddle wheelers, cruise ships, ocean liners and Great Lakes freighters and ore carriers. Photos of suspension and truss bridges including the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and 59th Street Bridge.

    621 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:12pm

  • The Three Basketeers: 1924

    Boy Scouts

    42 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:59pm

  • Pancho and Lefty: 1902

    Camping

    58 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 11/30/2014 - 10:31pm

  • Snow to Go: 1922

    Cars+Trucks

    Historical color and black-and-white photos of cars and trucks from the early 20th century: Model T Ford, Packard, Cadillac, Franklin, Renault, Oldsmobile and other marques from the brass era of automobiles; tailfinned road locomotives from the 1950s and beyond.

    1384 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:11am

  • Civil War Veterans: 1913

    Civil War

    Black-and-white historical photos from the American Civil War. Wet plate collodion glass plate negatives exposed by Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, Timothy O'Sullivan and other noted Civil War photographers. There are hundreds of photos in this gallery.

    282 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:07pm

  • Grampa's Rotating Tree (Colorized): c. 1950

    Colorized Photos

    Vintage colorized photos from Shorpy contributors.

    679 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:19pm

  • Prince Albert: 1964

    Cornett Family

    Willie and Vivian Cornett of Leatherwood, Kentucky, their 12 children and grandchildren as documented by William Gedney in 1964 and 1972. Photographs from Duke University's William Gale Gedney (1932-1989) Photographs and Writings Collection.

    18 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/20/2012 - 10:05pm

  • Proto Zamboni: 1917

    Curiosities

    109 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 06/23/2012 - 11:32pm

  • Rocky Road: 1937

    Dust Bowl

    24 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:28pm

  • Corcoran Hall: 1926

    Education

    173 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:28pm

  • That Edwards Boy: 1921

    Edwards Boy

    Who was he, and what became of him? The answer is ... Out There. Maybe.

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/04/2012 - 3:54am

  • Heart to Heart: 1956

    Elvis 1956

    Photos of a 21-year-old Elvis Presley in 1956.

    7 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 05/12/2013 - 11:51am

  • The Car Factory: 1911

    Factories

    218 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 09/28/2014 - 5:36pm

  • Off Course: 1942

    Farked

    69 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:03pm

  • Bureau of Fire: 1919

    Fires, Floods etc.

    86 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 11/08/2014 - 8:33pm

  • A New Angle: 1903

    Flatiron Building

    Black-and-white historical photos of the Flatiron Building, a.k.a the Fuller Building, at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan.

    18 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:01pm

  • Avenue C: 1904

    Florida

    192 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:41pm

  • Christmas Booty: 1951

    Found

    172 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:48pm

  • Amethyst Twilight

    Free iPhone Wallpaper

    Download free iPhone Wallpaper. These historic images are cropped to fit perfectly on your iPhone.

    31 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 09/11/2008 - 10:20am

  • West of Dodge: 1957

    Frontier Life

    19 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 02/04/2014 - 2:59pm

  • Cities Service: 1952

    Gas Stations

    Filling stations from the 1910s and 1920s.

    129 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:40pm

  • A Hot Mess: 1901

    Glazier Stove Works

    Photos from 1901 documenting the Glazier Stove factory in Chelsea, Michigan.

    15 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:38pm

  • Jaunty Joe: 1923

    Handsome Rakes

    38 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:54am

  • Washington Flyer: 1921

    Herb & Joe

    Herbert Bell and Joe Garso, one-legged bicycle riders.

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 5:09pm

  • Christmas Booty: 1951

    Holidays

    332 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/22/2014 - 4:48pm

  • Weld Noir: 1943

    Industry & Public Works

    41 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:32pm

  • Teeter-Totter Attire: 1903

    Kids

    An assortment of teens, tots, juveniles, youngsters, girls, boys and babes.

    1411 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:52pm

  • Top Chefs: 1910

    Kitchens etc.

    187 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:27pm

  • Syne of Ye Krazy Kat: 1921

    Krazy Kat Club

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 08/05/2012 - 5:48pm

  • Mt. Tam: 1910

    Landscapes

    55 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 12/13/2014 - 1:51pm

  • Thurston the Great: 1915

    Magic & Spiritualism

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/28/2007 - 3:49pm

  • The Dentalist: 1936

    Medicine

    138 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:29am

  • Quincy Copper: 1906

    Mining

    127 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:16pm

  • Glass Wrangler: 1920

    Motorcycles

    Photos of motorbikes like the Harley-Davidson and Indian as well as motorized bicycles.

    41 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:19pm

  • Speed Maniac: 1920

    Movies

    177 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:48am

  • Walk Like a Polynesian: 1920

    New Zealand

    Images from the National Library of New Zealand online digital archive.

    71 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:43am

  • Getting Hitched: 1925

    On the Road

    49 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:14pm

  • The Dear Leader: 2008 (?)

    Painfully Obvious Photoshoppery

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/04/2008 - 3:05am

  • Wrapped in the Flag: 1917

    Patriotic

    49 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:01am

  • Swimsuit Audition: 1930

    PDS

    People's Drug Stores, a once-ubiquitous retail chain in the Washington, D.C., area that was something like the Starbucks of patent remedies, cigars and "rubber goods." Interiors including soda fountains and exteriors including window displays.

    33 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:38pm

  • Night and Day: 1954

    Performing Arts

    210 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/19/2014 - 4:42pm

  • Echo Cliffs

    Photochrom

    Chromolithographs, generally postcards, made by the Detroit Publishing Co. using the Photochrom process.

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:26pm

  • The Texaco Troubadour: 1940

    Pie Town

    32 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/14/2012 - 6:04am

  • Fancy Drainpipe: 1937

    Piscatorial Downspouts

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 08/30/2012 - 12:05pm

  • Men in White: 1925

    Politics

    66 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/05/2014 - 7:44am

  • Three's Company: 1945

    Portraits

    316 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 11/29/2014 - 8:47pm

  • The Commercial Vampire: 1898

    Posters

    31 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 11/01/2013 - 10:33am

  • Big Red Riding Hood: 1941

    Pretty Girls

    231 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:35pm

  • Joan Rivers: 1933-2014

    Public Figures

    72 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:25pm

  • Behemoth: 1943

    Railroads

    Black-and-white and color historical photos of American railroads, locomotives, trains, depots and stations from the late 19th century and early to mid 20th century. Photos of steam locomotives and diesel engines. Elevated railways in New York and Chicago. There are hundreds of photos in this gallery.

    820 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:40am

  • Summer Internees: 1942

    Relocation Camps

    World War 2 Japanese-American relocation camps.

    19 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 08/21/2012 - 9:34pm

  • Crown Restaurant: 1904

    Restaurants

    Eateries, bars and pop stands.

    206 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:09pm

  • Bud Dry: 1924

    Rural America

    242 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:46pm

  • Spanish Gallons: 1907

    S-A War

    Spanish-American War photos

    6 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:34pm

  • Clown Concert: 1923

    Scary Clowns

    Clowns that are scary. Which of course would be all clowns.

    8 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 08/29/2012 - 8:31pm

  • Dalton All-Stars: 1910

    Small Towns

    146 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:30pm

  • College Football: 1912

    Sports

    624 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:44pm

  • Crown Restaurant: 1904

    Stores & Markets

    777 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:09pm

  • Street View: 1935

    Streetcars

    Black-and-white historical photos of streetcars, trolleys and interurban railways from the early 20th century. Electric street railways and traction lines.

    434 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:53pm

  • Business Casual: 1927

    Swimming

    286 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:39am

  • Compliments Pecos City Bakery: 1940

    Texas Mountain Trail

    5 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 07/03/2009 - 1:18pm

  • Cover Girl: 1941

    The Card Game

    A curious set of photos from the Office of War Information archive, taken by Arthur Siegel in Detroit in the summer of 1941.

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 10:07pm

  • Rocky Road: 1937

    The Depression

    177 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:28pm

  • A Dickey Christmas: 1919

    The Dickeys

    Washington, D.C., lawyer Raymond Dickey and family, and Christmas tree.

    8 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:04pm

  • Office Xmas Party: 1925

    The Office

    130 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:05am

  • The Dear Leader: 2008 (?)

    Toadlike Autocrats

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 11/04/2008 - 3:05am

  • Shepherd of the Hills: 1952

    Travel & Vacation

    121 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:26am

  • The Rifleman: 1960

    TV

    Photos relating to television sets and television shows.

    70 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:40pm

  • James Dawson: 1902

    Tyne & Wear

    Photographs from the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums in England, including mug shots from the North Shields police department.

    1 photo in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 01/17/2012 - 12:41pm

  • Northward Ho (Colorized): 1905

    Very Old Ads

    13 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 02/06/2011 - 8:06pm

  • Great Expectations: 1890

    Weddings

    28 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:46am

  • Warship of the Air: 1942

    WW2

    World War 2 photos documenting life on the home front, including defense plants manufacturing aircraft and armaments, and the railroads and trains that moved them to the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Many large-format Kodachromes by Jack Delano and other photographers on assignment for the Office of War Information, as well as photos by Ansel Adams documenting Japanese-American internment camps along the West Coast.

    477 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 11/23/2014 - 1:39pm

  • Bonus Army Bivouac: 1932

    WWI

    145 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:38pm

  • Lincoln Blimp: 1930

    Zeppelins & Blimps

    35 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:20am

 
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