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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Custom House: 1915

Custom House: 1915

Circa 1915. "Custom House tower, Boston, Massachusetts." Note the wireless masts next door. Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Tremont Street: 1906

Tremont Street: 1906

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Tremont Street Bldg., looking south from Keith's Theatre." Detroit Publishing Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Inaugural Umbrellas: 1901

Inaugural Umbrellas: 1901

March 4, 1901. "President William McKinley second inaugural parade, Pennsylvania Avenue." Brady-Handy Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Tecumseh: 1916

Tecumseh: 1916

September 1916. "U.S.S. Memphis sick brought home by hospital ship Solace." Soldiers and sailors on the government tug Tecumseh at Washington Navy Yard, about a week after the Navy cruiser Memphis was wrecked by a tidal wave off Santo Domingo. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

On Bended Knee: 1910

On Bended Knee: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Unidentified group from dance or play, #130." Another group of thespians at the H&E portrait studio. View full size.

 

Surratt House: 1900

Surratt House: 1900

Circa 1900. "Mrs. Mary Surratt house at 604 H Street N.W., Washington." Boardinghouse owned by Mary Surratt where the Lincoln conspirators are said to have plotted the abduction of the President in 1865. Brady-Handy Photograph Collection glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Lil Scrappers: 1942

Lil Scrappers: 1942

November 1942. "Chicago (north), Illinois. Children assembled in Office of Civilian Defense headquarters for a pep talk on the need of bringing in more scrap." Medium-format nitrate negative by Jack Delano. 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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