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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

Partial Monty: 1904

Partial Monty: 1904

Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "Frank, M.E." is all it says here. But minimalism seems to suit Mr. Frank, even if his tailor won't. 5x7 inch dry plate glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

Downtown: 1939

Downtown: 1939

Spring 1939. "Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Downtown buildings near Walnut and Broad streets, looking east." Medium format nitrate negative by Paul Vanderbilt for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Personal Chemistry: 1943

Personal Chemistry: 1943

June 1943. "Keysville, Virginia. Randolph Henry High School. Chemistry class equipment." Photo by Philip Bonn, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

North to the Future: 1942

North to the Future: 1942

Circa 1942. "Alaska Defense Command. At mail shack with mess kit." And now to catch up on the news! 120 film negative from an estate sale. View full size.

 

Side-Eyes: 1943

Side-Eyes: 1943

May 1943. Ashland, Aroostook County, Maine. "Girls at Memorial Day parade. Even with gasoline rationed, many people attended the ceremony in cars." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Candlelight in Yonkers: 1954

Candlelight in Yonkers: 1954

October 29, 1954. "Big dining room, Patricia Murphy's Candlelight Restaurant, Central Avenue, Yonkers, Westchester County, N.Y." Said to be the largest restaurant in the East. 4x5 negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Candlelight Parking: 1951

Candlelight Parking: 1951

May 26, 1951. "Patricia Murphy's Candlelight Restaurant, Manhasset, Long Island, New York. Exterior, with autos." Nonconformists will please park to the left. Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. 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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