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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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Temple of Transport: 1910

Temple of Transport: 1910

Circa 1910. "Bird's-eye view of Penn Station, New York City." Also a bird's-eye view of someone's underwear and diapers. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Tri-Five Drive-In: 1957

Tri-Five Drive-In: 1957

April 1957. "Teenage girls in car at drive-in." From photos for the Look magazine assignment "How American Teenagers Live." View full size.

South Broad: 1905

South Broad: 1905

Philadelphia circa 1905. "South Broad Street from City Hall." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Defenderers: 1955

The Defenderers: 1955

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955. "Wrecked Ford at Georgia Fender." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Meats Coke Fruits: 1942

Meats Coke Fruits: 1942

Washington, D.C., circa 1942. "Car in front of Shulman's Market on N at Union Street S.W." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam. View full size.

 

The Eastman Hotel: 1901

The Eastman Hotel: 1901

Hot Springs, Arkansas, circa 1901. "The Eastman Hotel." Completed in 1890; demolished 1946 after serving as a hospital annex and transit hub for the military during World War 2. Panorama of three 8x10 glass negatives. View full size.

 

Blue Apron: 1950

Blue Apron: 1950

        "Remove from oven. Place on platter garnished with parsley and passive-aggression; serves your entire ungrateful family."

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1950. "Mrs. D.L. Randall." 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 
 
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