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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

Tonopah, Nevada: 1940

Tonopah, Nevada: 1940

March 1940. "Main Street in Tonopah, Nevada." If you can't find us at the Ace or Tonopah clubs, try next door at EXPLOSIVES. Or maybe the F. & A.M. R.A.M. O.E.S. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Merchant of Varnish: 1940

Merchant of Varnish: 1940

March 1940. "High school boys in jalopy. Genoa, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Garden of Mum's: 1942

A Garden of Mum's: 1942

February 1942. "Weslaco, Texas. Farm Security Administration camp. Garden in front of shelter." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Metropolis Rising: 1900

Metropolis Rising: 1900

Manhattan circa 1900. "New York's business district from the Woodbridge Building." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.

 

Special Treatment: 1957

Special Treatment: 1957

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1957. "Cardinals baseball." Ain't nuthin' Coach can't fix with an Ace bandage and the Medcolator! 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Palace of Pontiacs: 1935

Palace of Pontiacs: 1935

May 21, 1935. "Pontiac coupe at San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts." Today's bullet point on the Shorpy Timeline of Triassic Transportation. 8x10 inch nitrate negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Police Parade: 1905

Police Parade: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Police Parade -- Squad of mounted police." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 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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