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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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Guys and Dogs: 1910

Guys and Dogs: 1910

Orange, Virginia, circa 1910. "Woodberry Forest baseball team." And a couple of mascots. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Joy of Canning: 1917

The Joy of Canning: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Agriculture, Department of." Two young people wearing 4-H patches. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Big Bang: 1864

The Big Bang: 1864

City Point, Virginia. "Wharves after the explosion of ordnance barges on August 4, 1864." Wet-plate glass negative from photographs of the main Eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865. View full size.

 

Yorktown: 1865

Yorktown: 1865

Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity), circa 1865. "Federal troops at Confederate winter quarters near Yorktown." View full size.

 

Online: 1900

Online: 1900

Circa 1900-1910. "Yard of tenement, New York City." Hung out to dry somewhere in Manhattan. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Southern California Living, 1967

Southern California Living, 1967

Earlier in the decade, Julius Shulman showed us life in the Hollywood Hills. Here's how real people lived 32 miles away in Diamond Bar in 1967. Step 1: haul TV set out to the patio. Step 2: kids follow automatically. My nephews, niece and brother-in-law in a section of a 2-1/4 square Kodacolor negative shot by my sister. View full size.

Worm Drive: 1919

Worm Drive: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "K & W Tire Co. Rainier truck." Our second look at this establishment on 14th Street N.W. National Photo Co. View 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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