SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:


Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

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.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

The Way Old Ballgame: 1911

The Way Old Ballgame: 1911

1911. Washington, D.C. "Professional baseball -- view during game." The unintentional artistic influences here range from Peter Max to Edvard Munch, thanks to mold on the emulsion. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5

Is this Griffith Stadium?

The wooden ballpark (called American League Park or National Park) on the site of what would become Griffith burned down, supposedly the result of a wayward plumber's blowtorch before the start of the 1911 season. The concrete and steel replacement on the same site didn't get named for Clark Griffith until 1920.

I'm wondering

I am wondering what teams they were watching in "professional baseball". I just gotta know!


...emulsion mold! Best with ice cold milk. And limburger.

I spy.

Jackie Gleason!

It's amazing how this photo has decided to destroy itself. It looks very similar to the "plastic wrap" plug-in filter in Photoshop.

Psychedelic v.1.0

Far out, man; this would make a groovy album cover! OK, you colorizers out there, get to work!

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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.