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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

Sidewinder: 1890

Sidewinder: 1890

San Luis Potosi, Mexico, circa 1890s. "Tamasopo River Canyon." Dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Tampa Pier: 1900

Tampa Pier: 1900

Tampa, Florida, circa 1900. "Tampa pier. The Olivette at her landing." Next stop: Margaritaville. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Married Life: 1904

Married Life: 1904

Circa 1904. "We are on our way home." Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Under the Boardwalk: 1906

Under the Boardwalk: 1906

1906. "The Beach, Atlantic City." Detroit Publishing glass neg. View full size.

 

Going Up: 1900

Going Up: 1900

Circa 1900. "New York financial district from the Woodbridge Building." The Park Row building at right was the world's tallest office tower. View full size.

 

The Lifeguard: 1905

The Lifeguard: 1905

Circa 1905. "A life guard. Brighton Beach, New York." He looks like someone who knows the ropes. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Loop the Loop: 1903

Loop the Loop: 1903

Circa 1903. "Loop the Loop at Coney Island, New York." Watch out for pickpockets. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. 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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