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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Extra-Lardge: 1938

Extra-Lardge: 1938

October 1938. "Farm wife. Burlington County, New Jersey." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Edifice Drex: 1900

Edifice Drex: 1900

Circa 1900. "Drexel Institute, Philadelphia." Attended by an assortment of superannuated streetlights. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

At Your Service: 1938

At Your Service: 1938

July 1938. "Houses along Monongahela River and Boulevard of the Allies. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Official Business: 1942

Official Business: 1942

October 1942. Milwaukee, Wis. "Women in war. Supercharger plant workers. To replace men who have been called to armed service, many young girls like 19-year-old Jewel Halliday are taking jobs never before held by women. Her job is shuttling workers between two Midwest war plants for Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co." Photo by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Parking in Memphis: 1942

Parking in Memphis: 1942

January 1942. "Memphis, Tennessee. View of downtown." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

First National: 1905

First National: 1905

Birmingham, Alabama, circa 1905. "First National Bank, 20th Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Double Truck: 1941

Double Truck: 1941

October 1941. "Car transport filling up with gas at Little Falls, New York." Medium format negative by John Collier. 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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