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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 • DIVING FOR SUCCESS, 1929

Ruins of the City: 1904

Ruins of the City: 1904

"Baltimore Fire of 1904. Electric Railway Powerhouse." Out third view from the Great Fire. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Class Portrait: 1940

Class Portrait: 1940

"Montgomery High School students." An amusing (or maybe unsettling) class portrait from Montgomery County, Maryland. The Library of Congress says circa 1936; we've found a number of clues that narrow it down to 1939-40. See the comments for details. National Photo Company safety negative. View full size.

 

Horsefeathers: 1923

Horsefeathers: 1923

September 3, 1923. "Police and Firemen's ballgame." At Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., Barney and Spark Plug from the popular comic strip "Barney Google." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Quick Brown Fox: 1935

The Quick Brown Fox: 1935

Silver Spring, Maryland. Typing class at Montgomery Blair High School in 1935. 5x7 safety negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.

 

Stars and Stripes: 1907

Stars and Stripes: 1907

"District of Columbia. Washington Loan & Trust building." A street scene circa 1907, possibly on Flag Day. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Shorpy Calling

Shorpy Calling

Shorpify your iPhone or iPod (and impress everyone else in the elevator) with some bling from our brand-new iPhone Wallpaper Gallery. Cost to you: nada.

Baltimore: 1904

Baltimore: 1904

"Baltimore Fire of 1904. General view of South Baltimore." National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 
 
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