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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 • NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR, 1939

Brown of Princeton: 1915

Brown of Princeton: 1915

"Brown of Princeton" circa 1915-1920. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Aunt Sally: 1939

Aunt Sally: 1939

May 1939 in Gee's Bend, Alabama. "Aunt Sally, old midwife, the only doctor or nurse in Gee's Bend before project was started." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Cal's Car: 1924

Cal's Car: 1924

1924. Washington, D.C. "President and Mrs. Coolidge at Bolling Field." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Baldauf & Schlientz: 1938

Baldauf & Schlientz: 1938

Summer 1938. "Thermometer sign. Marion, Ohio." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Ben Shahn for the Farm Security Administration.

 

U-Md: '23

U-Md: '23

"Maryland State, 1923." View full size. National Photo Company Collection.

 

A Turn for the Worse: 1921

A Turn for the Worse: 1921

Washington, D.C., 1921. "Auto wreck." View full size. National Photo Co.

 

Starting Over: 1935

Starting Over: 1935

December 1935. "Resettled farm child. From Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project, New Mexico." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

 

Pat Crowe: 1921

Pat Crowe: 1921

Pat Crowe, "former outlaw," in 1921. According to newspaper accounts of the day, Mr. Crowe's résumé included bank holdups, train robbery and kidnapping. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 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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