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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 • CRUISE THE GREAT LAKES, 1930s

Beach Policeman: 1922

Beach Policeman: 1922

"June 30, 1922. Washington policeman Bill Norton measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee." National Photo Co. View full size.

 

Where Elsie Met Her End

Where Elsie Met Her End

"House in which Miss Sigel was killed." The building at 782 Eighth Avenue in New York where the body of Elsie Sigel was found in a trunk. Click here for another view (of different buildings?) and more information on a very cold case from 1909. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Young FDR: 1911

Young FDR: 1911

Franklin Roosevelt in a portrait dated February 3, 1911, a few days after his 29th birthday. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Vacancy

Vacancy

The same view from 1960 as below, but at night. Pretty, isn't it? View full size.

 

No Vacancy

No Vacancy

Another Kodachrome slide from the Shorpy shoebox, labeled "Florida 1960." View full size. Could there be a postcard on eBay showing the same motel?

 

Dirigible of Baron deMarcay

Dirigible of Baron deMarcay

"Dirigible Balloon of Baron deMarcay," circa 1908. View full size. G.G. Bain.

 

Flint Mill: 1912

Flint Mill: 1912

January 1912. "The Flint Cotton Mill spinning room. Small girls are employed here but not in evidence this noon. Fall River, Massachusetts." View full size.

 

New York to Paris: 1908

New York to Paris: 1908

February 1908. "Lelouvier and driver in Werner car, at start of New York to Paris automobile race." The course was from Times Square to the Eiffel Tower via Alaska and Siberia. George Grantham Bain Collection. 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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