The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

In Training: 1924

In Training: 1924

"Boxer at Washington Barracks, 1924." National Photo Co. View full size.


His Nose

This guy's nose tells a tale. He's obviously been on the receiving end of his share of punches in the beak, and I'd be willing to bet that not all of them were delivered in the squared circle. The other thing that really stands out for me is how pale most of his skin is compared to how tanned (or weathered) his face is.

His Huge Head

I'd be more afraid of him head-butting me than punching me. He's got one of the biggest melons I've ever seen!

The Natural

No steroids in this skinny boxer.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.