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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

Palms Aplenty: 1910

Palms Aplenty: 1910

Circa 1910. "St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

City Hall: 1910

City Hall: 1910

New Orleans circa 1910. "City Hall, Lafayette Square." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

High Finance: 1910

High Finance: 1910

Pensacola, Florida, circa 1910. "American National Bank, Palafox Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Esplanade Ave.: 1910

Esplanade Ave.: 1910

New Orleans circa 1910. "Gayarre Place monument, Esplanade Avenue." In its current incarnation, the monument's much-abused sculpture ("Peace, the Genius of History," originally displayed at the 1884 World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition) has regained an arm but lost the cherubs. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Washington Square: 1921

Washington Square: 1921

New York circa 1921. "Greenwich Village, Manhattan -- Washington Square and Fifth Avenue." 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

"Wrecking": 1939

"Wrecking": 1939

June 1939. "Blacksmith shop now used for auto repair. Glendive, Montana." A strong horseshoe motif here, architecturally speaking, in addition to the giant pile of actual horseshoes. Roofline of alphabetical anvils by Wile E. Coyote. "Wrecking" by "Joe Balison," who seems to be a fan of quote marks. Medium format negative by "Arthur Rothstein" for the "Farm Security Administration." View full size.

 

Invalid Car: 1926

Invalid Car: 1926

San Francisco circa 1926. "Dodge ambulance." Today's chapter in the Shorpy Chronicle of Convalescent Conveyances. Photo by Chris Helin. View full size.

 
 
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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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