SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
 
The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 

 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

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.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2017 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Quick Service: 1925

Quick Service: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Texas Co." Another view of the derelict service station at Mass Ave and 2nd Street N.W. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Cars Washed and Polished: 1925

Cars Washed and Polished: 1925

Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "Street scene, Massachusetts Avenue and 2nd Street N.W." A nice sort of ambient view of nothing in particular. If you listen very carefully you can hear a dog barking in the distance. View full size.

 

C Girls: 1910

C Girls: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Girls' basketball." The C might stand for Central High. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Teamwork: 1910

Teamwork: 1910

Orange, Virginia, circa 1910. "Woodberry Forest Gym Team." Our third look at these lithe and limber athletes. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Cafe Society: 1941

Cafe Society: 1941

April 1941. "Tavern on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Negro Cabaret: 1941

Negro Cabaret: 1941

April 1941. "Negro cabaret, South Side Chicago." The Boyd Atkins Band. Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

YWCA Kitchen: 1927

YWCA Kitchen: 1927

Washington, D.C., circa 1927. "Y.W.C.A. kitchen." The new Y building on K Street Northwest at 17th. Harris & Ewing Collection glass 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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2017 Shorpy Inc.