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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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Featured Contributors

Shorpy contributor galleries.

  • Canpix

    Photos scanned by Shorpy member Canada.

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  • Just One More


    Orphan photographs rescued and scanned by Pete Mauney, on view at Global Plllage.

    4 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 09/10/2011 - 5:14pm

  • Forest Camp: 1950s


    Photos scanned by Tony W.

    72 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:19pm

  • I Remember Mama: 1914


    Photos submitted by Shorpy comment moderator and resident sage tterrace.

    301 photos in this gallery

    Last updated: Sat, 05/07/2016 - 12:48pm

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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