The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Shooting the Breeze: 1938

Shooting the Breeze: 1938

May 1938. Bench warmers at the cooperative store in Irwinville Farms, Georgia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. We met two of these characters in earlier posts.

 

Are you British?

"Dungaree" can just mean jeans in the US; these guys are wearing a version of overalls. I understand in the UK overalls=dungarees.

Times Never Change !

Good stuff Dave.

Dungarees

Why don't people wear Dungarees anymore?

Country folks-gotta love 'em

Good salt of the earth honest people trying to prosper in difficult times....I remember when you felt especially important to be able to sit with the "grown-ups" and listen in, but you had to keep your trap shut and your ears open in order to do so.

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.