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

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.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THERE'S NO MEDICINE FOR REGRET, 1945

Hello from Banff: 1941

Hello from Banff: 1941

Photo stamped on back "Photograph by Associated Screen News Limited, Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta" with a handwritten "Sept. 1941" above. Original print measures 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches, with a hard-to-scan matte finish.

I did some minor digital cleaning (dust and creases) and converted from faded sepia to grey for better contrast. Found at a Northeast Ohio flea market in a box of old pictures and purchased for $1. It was simply an interesting pre-war photo with great scenery, people, and clothing; take special note of the John C. Reilly -like mug front and center. I bet he was a character! View full size.

Whodunit

We have the makings of an Agatha Christie novel, at least one. There is the usual cast of characters including 2 parish priests. What about the fellow in the back turned away from the camera, what's he hiding?

Miss Marple is in the rocker top left, overhearing the conversation of the two women at the wall behind her. The woman with the hankie says, "But, mother, Reginald told me that he did not know the murdered woman." Mother responds, "Of course, he always says that. Remember what happened to Gladys."

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | 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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.