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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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Sex To-Day: 1920

Sex To-Day: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Crandall's Apollo Theatre." Now playing: Louise Glaum in "Sex." National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.


Dallas Wedding Photographer

I wonder how long the exposure took for this photo?


I can't seem to get the volume to work on that video below.


I think I see my great grandpa trying to sneak in the back.

Sex at the Apollo

The 21st century just can't contain the excitement, the glamour, the sultry temptress that was Louise Glaum.

The Spider Woman

Called "The Spider Woman" or "The Tiger Woman" as one of silent screen's most infamous and exotic vamps.

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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