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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 • ARE YOU DOING ALL YOU CAN?

Aviary: 1943

Aviary: 1943

Aircraft assembly plant circa 1943, location and photographer unknown. Medium format safety negative, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Battle of the Bands: 1938

Battle of the Bands: 1938

October 1938. "Musicians in cajun band contest at the National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana." View full size. Medium format negative by Russell Lee.

 

Our Town: 1941

Our Town: 1941

July 1941. Vincennes, Indiana. View full size. 35mm negative by John Vachon.

 

Reading Room: 1936

Reading Room: 1936

December 1936. Untitled photograph taken in rural Iowa by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. 35mm nitrate negative. View full size.

 

Cajun Cooking: 1938

Cajun Cooking: 1938

October 1938. "Musicians in cajun band contest at the National Rice Festival. Crowley, Louisiana." View full size. Medium format negative by Russell Lee.

 

Once Upon a Time: 1941

Once Upon a Time: 1941

July 1941. "Sunday afternoon. Vincennes, Indiana." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Cow Hollow: 1939

Cow Hollow: 1939

October 1939. "Mrs. Sam Cates, wife of Cow Hollow farmer. Malheur County, Oregon." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

 

Loening Amphibian: 1925

Loening Amphibian: 1925

January 19, 1925. Loening amphibian plane. Maj. Henry Clagett, Gen. William Mitchell, Grover Loening at Bolling Field. View full size. National Photo Co.

 
 
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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