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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BANFF NATIONAL PARK, 1936

  • Back Story: 1925

    The Gallery

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

    10602 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 5:06pm

  • Back Story: 1925

    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.

    5992 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 5:06pm

  • The Only Way to Fly: 1965

    Featured Contributors

    Shorpy contributor galleries.

    376 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 10/06/2015 - 7:42pm

  • One Pontiac, Eight Clams

    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.

    5298 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:46pm

  • At Ease: 1943

    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.

    424 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:08pm

  • Back Story: 1925

    Photographers

    10347 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 5:06pm

  • Topper in the Beets: 1915

    Agriculture

    129 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 01/03/2016 - 8:26pm

  • Family Portrait: 1915

    Animals

    662 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 6:44pm

  • 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

  • Aviation for Dummies: 1946

    Aviation

    252 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/02/2015 - 4:28pm

  • Before and After

    Before & After

    2 photos in this gallery

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

  • The Case of the Dented Dodge

    Bicycles

    151 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 01/08/2016 - 10:01pm

  • Cobb Cottage: 1900

    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.

    669 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:34am

  • Thrifty Scouts: 1913

    Boy Scouts

    44 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:09pm

  • Canoe Club: 1914

    Camping

    63 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:24am

  • Bonus or Bust: 1932

    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.

    1695 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 1:22pm

  • Free at Last: 1865

    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.

    289 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 11/01/2015 - 2:57pm

  • Mint Bar (Colorized): 1941

    Colorized Photos

    Vintage colorized photos from Shorpy contributors.

    809 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:44pm

  • 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

  • Church of Meteorology: 1936

    Dust Bowl

    25 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:12pm

  • Manual Training: 1910

    Education

    181 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 01/09/2016 - 5:52pm

  • 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

  • Man of Steel: 1942

    Factories

    228 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:48pm

  • Off Course: 1942

    Farked

    69 photos in this gallery

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

  • After the Fall: 1906

    Fires, Floods etc.

    94 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:04pm

  • Snow Delay: 1905

    Flatiron Building

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

    21 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:26am

  • Winter Wonderland: 1894

    Florida

    208 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 12/03/2015 - 12:34pm

  • Downhill Racer: 1952

    Found

    214 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 01/30/2016 - 12:51pm

  • 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

  • Shell Company: 1919

    Gas Stations

    Filling stations from the 1910s and 1920s.

    144 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/16/2015 - 2:57pm

  • 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

  • The Cardigan Cowboy: 1941

    Handsome Rakes

    42 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:04pm

  • 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

  • Zany Puppets: 1955

    Holidays

    352 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 01/08/2016 - 8:07pm

  • Agnes the Operator: 1942

    Industry & Public Works

    44 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:04am

  • Young Salts: 1900

    Kids

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

    1500 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 9:35pm

  • Electrify Your Kitchen: 1940

    Kitchens etc.

    205 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:13pm

  • Syne of Ye Krazy Kat: 1921

    Krazy Kat Club

    5 photos in this gallery

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

  • Gratiot Light: 1901

    Landscapes

    65 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:40pm

  • Thurston the Great: 1915

    Magic & Spiritualism

    5 photos in this gallery

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

  • .TSITNED: 1919

    Medicine

    147 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:09pm

  • Family Dinner: 1952

    Mining

    134 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/29/2015 - 11:31am

  • Dime-Store Ghosts: 1919

    Motorcycles

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

    50 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:01am

  • Lurene Tuttle: 1960

    Movies

    190 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/20/2016 - 4:44pm

  • 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

  • Arkansas Travelers: 1938

    On the Road

    51 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 11/05/2015 - 1:24pm

  • The Dear Leader: 2008 (?)

    Painfully Obvious Photoshoppery

    1 photo in this gallery

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

  • Killed in Action: 1951

    Patriotic

    52 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:43pm

  • Throwback Sundae: 1920

    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.

    36 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:33am

  • Isadorable: 1921

    Performing Arts

    225 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 01/03/2016 - 2:11pm

  • 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

  • Failure Is Impossible: 1921

    Politics

    69 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 01/16/2016 - 11:14am

  • Queen Bea: 1963

    Portraits

    326 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/06/2016 - 12:48pm

  • The Commercial Vampire: 1898

    Posters

    31 photos in this gallery

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

  • Back Story: 1925

    Pretty Girls

    266 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 5:06pm

  • Joan Rivers: 1933-2014

    Public Figures

    72 photos in this gallery

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

  • Field of Wheels: 1942

    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.

    878 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:54pm

  • 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

  • Blossom Restaurant: 1935

    Restaurants

    Eateries, bars and pop stands.

    223 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 01/28/2016 - 8:59am

  • Sunrise, Sunset: 1940

    Rural America

    243 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 06/10/2015 - 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

  • Party Animal: 1956

    Scary Clowns

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

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:40pm

  • That Was Close: 1955

    Signal 30

    Newspaper photos of 1950s car wrecks, generally around Oakland, California. 4x5 inch Kodak negatives.

    43 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 02/07/2016 - 2:05am

  • Old New Hampshire: 1908

    Small Towns

    152 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:11am

  • Juniata Is Swamped: 1925

    Sports

    645 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 02/07/2016 - 2:09pm

  • One Flight Up: 1937

    Stores & Markets

    846 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/06/2016 - 11:04am

  • Morning Rush: 1905

    Streetcars

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

    468 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:10pm

  • Gratiot Light: 1901

    Swimming

    313 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 02/10/2016 - 3:40pm

  • 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

  • Leaning Out: 1937

    The Depression

    182 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 11/14/2015 - 4:39pm

  • A Christmas Carol: 1913

    The Dickeys

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

    9 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Wed, 12/23/2015 - 7:14pm

  • Office Xmas Party: 1925

    The Office

    141 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:25am

  • The Dear Leader: 2008 (?)

    Toadlike Autocrats

    1 photo in this gallery

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

  • Concrete Cadillac: 1964

    Travel & Vacation

    123 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:05pm

  • Nine O'Clock Nudes: 1967

    TV

    Photos relating to television sets and television shows.

    89 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sun, 01/31/2016 - 3:59pm

  • 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

  • Our Marry Band: 1925

    Weddings

    30 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:25pm

  • At Ease: 1943

    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.

    501 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:08pm

  • Auld Lang Syne: 1918

    WWI

    149 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:24am

  • Aerial Rowboat: 1910s

    Zeppelins & Blimps

    36 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 10/29/2015 - 5:08pm

 
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