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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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Time for Finery: 1928

Time for Finery: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Gold's window." The stocking truth laid bare for all to see. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Nice Metropolis reference,

Nice Metropolis reference, Freder. My best to Maria.

Wish stockings

You take two pieces of silk, and wish they had some leg, ba-wa-wa...

The pictured 20s vintage silks were available on E-Bay a few weeks ago, and they came with the much wanted Cuban heels.

der Maschinenmensch

She should have been more careful around that sneaky Rotwang!

"Dyed Any Color Free"

This would be a great picture for someone to colorize!

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.

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