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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 • BOOKS WANTED FOR OUR MEN: WWI

Gonna Fly Now: 1941

Gonna Fly Now: 1941

June 1941. "Some of the children of a family who must move out. The Army is taking over the area for maneuver grounds. Caroline County, Virginia." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Eastern Air Lines: 1941

Eastern Air Lines: 1941

July 1941. "An airliner taking on baggage and fuel. Washington, D.C., municipal (National) airport." Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

War Store: 1941

War Store: 1941

June 1941. "In the area being taken over by the Army -- Caroline County, Virginia. Most of the customers at this store are now soldiers. Many of the people in the area have already moved out and the owners of the store are making plans to move." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

More Mystic: 1940

More Mystic: 1940

November 1940. "Street scene in Mystic, Connecticut." A view down East Main Street of the Christopher Morgan house, last seen here. 35mm Kodachrome by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Drugstore Dishes: 1941

Drugstore Dishes: 1941

July 1941. "Negro dishwasher. Investment Pharmacy, Washington, D.C." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Where There's Smokes: 1964

Where There's Smokes: 1964

January 15, 1964. "Customer buying cigarettes from tobacconist." 35mm negative by T.J. O'Halloran for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 

Shorpy Joins Patreon: 2019

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Shorpy Joins Patreon: 2019

        In just a few weeks, Shorpy turns 12. Which in blog-years is something like 100. To remain a going (and growing) concern well into Shorpy's teens, we'll need to upgrade this web site's cozy yet creaky infrastructure -- a remodeling project that includes pages with bigger type, photos and thumbnail galleries, compatibility with mobile devices, streamlined commenting, support for social-media log-ins and more original content. All of which requires your support if we are to remain online. Details below! -- Dave

We're excited to announce Shorpy is now on Patreon. In case you're wondering, Patreon is an easy way to contribute to Shorpy. In return you'll get access to special content and rewards. But, importantly, your contributions will help underwrite the cost of keeping Shorpy running and will let us make some upgrades to the site. Thank you to the loyal members who have made Shorpy a success. Check it out.

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Country Boy: 1930

Country Boy: 1930

Circa 1930. "Boy in tire swing holding cow on a tether." U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service photo. View full size.

 
 
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