SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
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6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
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Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

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About the Photos

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.

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8000 Madison Blvd • Suite D102-111 • Madison, AL 35758
Print Studio (Arizona): P.O. Box 721 • Payson, AZ 85547
General Inquiries: 256-715-9612 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m. M-F Pacific Time)
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You can leave a message using the form below. To inquire about the purchase of digital images, click here. If you have a question about how to submit a photo, click here. To donate slides or negatives, click here.

Please do not contact us concerning the value of any photos you own. We do not do appraisals. Note: We do not respond to unsolicited e-mails about joining advertising networks, affiliate programs or business opportunities too good to miss.
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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