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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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RMS Mauretania 1906

RMS Mauretania 1906

My grandfather came to America aboard this beautiful ship in 1913 through Ellis Island.

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Lusitania's Fortunate Sister

Beautiful picture of a beautiful ship. Considered by many to be the greatest ocean liner ever built. She sailed like clockwork for nearly 29 years and was the fastest ship afloat for most of her career. She was scrapped in 1935 despite the fact she could have run for many more years. Her owners felt she was too dated. Coincidentally the Olympic (sister ship to ill fated Titanic) was laid up concurrently at the same pier and scrapped along with the Mauretania. In retrospect it's a shame someone didn't have the foresight to save these two beautiful, historical ships.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | 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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