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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 • THE BOCK BEER MAID, 1886

Goliath & Goliath: 1942

Goliath & Goliath: 1942

December 1942. "Locomotives in the Chicago and North Western departure yard about to leave for Clinton, Iowa." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Femme Noir: 1942

Femme Noir: 1942

December 1942. "Corset display at R.H. Macy department store the week before Christmas." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Summer Sale: 1905

Summer Sale: 1905

Knoxville, Tennessee, circa 1905. "Gay Street north from Wall Street." Where close inspection will reveal subtle indications of a mid-summer clearance at T. Tobias & Son. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Big Sleep: 1955

The Big Sleep: 1955

        A huge chunk of Shorpy is devoted to Member Photos. tterrace, Principal Panjandrum of the Shorpy Department of Comments and User Submissions, has contributed dozens over the years. Herewith we present his latest, from 1955.

It's February 1955, and as I, their delightful little brother, slumber peacefully, one of my sneaky siblings takes this photo. They did this a number of times, always finding great amusement in contrasting the uncharacteristic serenity I exhibited in my sleeping vs. waking state. Ha ha. View full size.

Happy Birthday: 1926 (2017!)

Happy Birthday: 1926 (2017!)

Shorpy Is 10!

        A happy Valentine's Day to all on this, Shorpy.com's 10th birthday. (Where has the time gone?) We'll celebrate with a stroll down Memory Lane, just as soon as that pot of coffee is ready ...

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Cake for Mrs. Orme." Who ordered it for her daughter Violet's birthday. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Old Tampa: 1905

Old Tampa: 1905

1905. "Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida." Next stop, Hyde Park. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chicago Fog: 1942

Chicago Fog: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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