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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 • CAMPBELL SOUP KID, c. 1910

Great White: 1900

Great  White: 1900

Boston circa 1900. "Battleship U.S.S. Kearsarge from astern." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

My Little Town: 1938

My Little Town: 1938

September 1938. "'Sittin' around' mining town of Osage, West Virginia." Medium format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Municipal Montgomery: 1943

Municipal Montgomery: 1943

March 1943. "Montgomery, Alabama. In front of City Hall." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mr. Money: 1920

Mr. Money: 1920

Vienna, Virginia, circa 1920. "H.A. Money." The undertaker Howard A. Money (1859-1931). National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Two Kazoos: 1920

Two Kazoos: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Characters" is all they wrote on the label of this National Photo glass negative. Library of Congress annotation: "Photograph shows two African American men sitting on bales of hay and playing instruments outside a barn or stable. One man plays guitar and the other plays a bowed instrument similar to a cello; both men simultaneously play kazoos." View full size.

 

The Handover: 1935

The Handover: 1935

September 3, 1935. "Pontiac at H.O. Harrison Co., 1625 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco. Harrison (right) and Howard." Today's excerpt from the Shorpy Annals of Annulled Autos. 8x10 inch Eastman Kodak nitrate negative, late of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

Dark Lady: 1890

Dark Lady: 1890

Washington, D.C., circa 1890. "Mad. Aragon." That's Madame to you, bub. 5x7 inch glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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