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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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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WORLD'S FAIR POSTERS

Old King Coal: 1900

Old King Coal: 1900

Scranton, Pennsylvania, circa 1900. "Delaware, Lackawanna and Western R.R. yards." Dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Jo Bodeon: 1909

Jo Bodeon: 1909

May 1909. Burlington, Vermont. "Jo Bodeon, a 'back-roper' in the mule room, Chace Cotton Mill." Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Miss Acme of 1921

Miss Acme of 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Acme Card System Co." Another look at the Acme record-keeping system. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Deck the Halls: 1920

Deck the Halls: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Margaret Clark." A Christmas tree with all the trimmings, and a Buick. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Toy Story: 1923

Toy Story: 1923

December 26, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Madame Prochnik, Christmas." Gretchen Prochnik, wife of the Austrian charge d'affaires, and children. View full size.

 

The Last Yule Log: 1984

The Last Yule Log: 1984

December 24, 1984. My father's last Christmas Eve, twenty-five years ago this week. View full size.

The Young Moderns: 1955

The Young Moderns: 1955

My parents' first apartment in Chicago in the mid 1950s. My father was just out of architectural school and his midcentury modern tastes are evident. Full size.

 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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