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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 • MARS SNOOPER, 1959

Fox River Mills: 1899

Fox River Mills: 1899

Circa 1899. "Fox River at Aurora, Illinois. Scene on the Chicago & North Western Railway." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Elmhurst Depot: 1899

Elmhurst Depot: 1899

Elmhurst, Illinois, circa 1899. "Chicago & North Western Railway station." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

East Grand: 1910

East Grand: 1910

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1910. "East Grand Boulevard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Mommy's Little Soldier: 1939

Mommy's Little Soldier: 1939

February 1939. "In a carrot pullers' camp, Imperial Valley, California, near Holtville. Women from Broken Bow, Oklahoma." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Radio City: 1932

Radio City: 1932

December 7, 1932. "International Music Hall, Radio City, Rockefeller Center, New York. House with curtain down, from main orchestra." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Belle Isle Bathers: 1910

Belle Isle Bathers: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Bath house at Belle Isle." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Make It Stop: 1939

Make It Stop: 1939

June 1939. West Carlin, Nevada. "Brakeman on the Union Pacific Challenger." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Central Station: 1901

Central Station: 1901

Circa 1901. "Illinois Central Depot, 12th Street and Park Row, Chicago." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. 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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