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Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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Flowerpot Pavilion: 1905

Flowerpot Pavilion: 1905

Alma, Michigan, circa 1905. "Alma Sanitarium, part of the sun parlor." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


CSI: Shorpy

The viewers of Shorpy should be hired by criminal investigators to peruse crime photo scenes for discovering previously undetected clues.


That's a very simple, yet effective way to design a radiant heat system.

Where's Johnny?

Sorry, long hallways always remind me of The Shining.

The rocker moved!

At first I thought a breeze had moved the first rocker on the left, then I spotted the shoe and just the top of someone's head in that chair! Solitude.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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