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.
Vintage photos of:
College and high-school football a century ago, when the helmets were leather and sportsmanship was the name of the game. For maximum impact, use Full-Screen mode at 1080p resolution (click "Play," select 1080p, then click the icon).
The latest video from Ken and Shorpilu Studios is "Newsies," about the newsboys who hawked papers on street corners at the turn of the last century, featuring the photography of Lewis Wickes Hine. For maximum impact, view it in Full-Screen mode at 1080p resolution (click "Play," select 1080p, then click the icon).
Ken put together this amazing Atlantic City video from stills and vintage movie footage. For maximum impact, view it in Full-Screen mode at 1080p resolution (click "Play," select 1080p, then click the icon, or else the picture will be fuzzy and small). More videos are in the works, and maybe even a DVD or two. Enjoy!