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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Sam's Front: 1908

Sam's Front: 1908

New York City circa 1908. "Sam Kramer." The bodybuilder and wrestler whose flipside we saw a week ago. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Grand Reopening: 1920

Grand Reopening: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "People's Drug Store crowds, 14th and Park Road," at the former Gross Pharmacy. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

People's Drug No. 7: 1920

People's Drug No. 7: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "People's Drug Store, 11th & G streets, night." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Santa Fe: 1943

Santa Fe: 1943

March 1943. Vaughn, New Mexico. "Eastbound train about to leave the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe yard on the return trip." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

South Pole: 1940

South Pole: 1940

March 14, 1940. Washington, D.C. "Veteran Polish weather expert joins staff of Smithsonian Institution. With home, laboratory, and invaluable records of years presumably lost in the recent Polish War, Dr. Henryk Arctowski of the University of Lvov, one of Poland's foremost scientists and former Antarctic explorer, has started at the Smithsonian Institution the monumental job of determining direct effects of changes in the Sun's radiation on weather conditions on Earth. Recognized in all countries as one of the greatest living authorities on world weather, Dr. Arctowski is continuing his studies in efforts to find relationships between solar conditions and rainfall, barometric pressure, etc. His earliest meteorological observation began as a young geologist on the Antarctic exploring ship Belgica in 1897-99." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Jessie and Tom: 1937

Jessie and Tom: 1937

December 4, 1937. Washington, D.C. "Miss Jessie Lamb demonstrates correct way to bake turkey. In this very scientific kitchen each bird is weighed before it goes into the oven as a difference in weight demands a change in cooking time." Happy Thanksgiving from Shorpy! Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Basting the Bird: 1937

Basting the Bird: 1937

December 4, 1937. Washington, D.C. "Correct way to bake turkey. Miss Alexander removes the bird from oven and bastes it." 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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