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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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Dinner at ∞

Dinner at ∞

Lake George, New York, circa 1908. "Main dining room, Fort William Henry Hotel." Two for dinner? Excellent. But there's a wait. View full size.

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Weird Optical Illusion

Not sure how this picture became so distorted. The chair, front right is leaning downhill along with the floor, yet the top of the chair appears level.

The fire hose is a nice touch, if inelegant.

Or perhaps it's for cleaning up in a hurry.

Table with a view?

Sorry, we're all out.

Vanishing Point

Don't go into the light!

There oughta be a prize!

Best. Photo title. Ever.

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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