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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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Neck and Neck: 1926

Neck and Neck: 1926

1926. Washington, D.C. Photographing the photographing of giraffes at the National Zoo. View full size. 4x5 glass negative, National Photo Company.

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Today's Top 5

Camelopard Fan

This is about the best giraffe picture I have ever seen. Shorpy delivers once again.


Magic, absolute magic.

Brightened my day

This is definitely one of the most heartwarming pictures I've ever seen.


From Argentina.

Un fuerte abrazo, excelente fotografía.



How Awesome

I believe that this is self-explanatory. It really is.


Beautiful, perfect, adorable! More like this, please.

[I never thought much about giraffes before. But giraffe puppies sure are cute! - Dave]

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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