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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 U.S. CROP CORPS, WWII

King of the Road: 1940

King of the Road: 1940

March 1940. "Interstate trailer truck at Elko, Nevada." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Wreck on the Highway: 1939

Wreck on the Highway: 1939

September 1939. "Accident on U.S. Highway 65 near Iowa Falls, Iowa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Working on the Railroad: 1901

Working on the Railroad: 1901

October 1, 1901. "Track elevation and stone mixer, Chicago." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Perfect Eats: 1942

Perfect Eats: 1942

April 1942. "In the Perfect Eat Shoppe, a restaurant on 47th Street near Chicago's South Park; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morris (standing at rear and left), proprietors." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

R.R. & Joliet: 1901

R.R. & Joliet: 1901

Circa 1901. "Interlocking signal plant, Joliet, Ill's." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

These Boots ...

These Boots ...

... were made for hikin'. "March 1940. Pine Creek Canyon. Clark County, Nevada." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sixteenth at California: 1908

Sixteenth at California: 1908

Denver, Colorado, circa 1908. "Sixteenth Street at California Street." At 11:06. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 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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