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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 • AUSTRALIA'S SUNNIEST CAPITAL, c1950

Saturday Night: 1941

Saturday Night: 1941

April 1941. "Rollerskating on Saturday night. Chicago, Illinois." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Park-Vista: 1941

Park-Vista: 1941

April 1941. "Kitchenette apartments on South Parkway, Chicago, Illinois. These are rented to Negroes." Medium format negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Miracle Ham: 1941

Miracle Ham: 1941

April 1941. "South Side Chicago, 47th Street (Bronzeville)." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Barroom Besties: 1940

Barroom Besties: 1940

June 1940. "Youngsters in a bar at Mogollon, New Mexico." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Battleship: 1904

Battleship: 1904

October 1904. "After the launch -- U.S.S. Georgia at Bath, Maine." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

In the Stream: 1904

In the Stream: 1904

October 11, 1904. Bath, Maine. "In the stream -- launch of the U.S.S. Georgia at Bath Iron Works." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Float Your Boat: 1905

Float Your Boat: 1905

June 24, 1905. "Steamer William E. Corey, the launch, South Chicago, Ill." Seen earlier here and here. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Midtown Motors: 1946

Midtown Motors: 1946

June 28, 1946. "Midtown Motors, 950 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco." Back when Ford specialized in making cars. 8x10 inch acetate negative. 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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