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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 • NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR, 1939

Churchville: 1905

Churchville: 1905

Circa 1905. "Broadway & Fifth Avenue, looking east, Knoxville, Tennessee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Stations of the Cross: 1910

Stations of the Cross: 1910

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1910. "Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Conti Street." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Bridge Road: 1913

Bridge Road: 1913

Circa 1913. "Alexander Bridge Road, Chickamauga, Georgia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Carnivora: 1910

Carnivora: 1910

Memphis circa 1910. "Lion house (Carnivora Building), Overton Park Zoo." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

White Castle: 1910

White Castle: 1910

Mobile, Alabama, circa 1910. "Bienville Hotel, Bienville Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Michigan Riviera: 1910

Michigan Riviera: 1910

The Detroit River circa 1910. "Detroit waterfront." When Ferry met Sooty. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Alma Sanitarium: 1902

Alma Sanitarium: 1902

Circa 1902. "Alma Sanitarium, Alma, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Lycurgus Solon Glover, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Teddy the Tailor: 1910

Teddy the Tailor: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Griswold Street looking toward Ford Building." Our title comes from the tailor shop at left. 8x10 inch 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.

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