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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 • RAY GUN WATER PISTOL, 1953

Bright-Eyed: 1915

Bright-Eyed: 1915

1915. "Dog show. Mrs. Henry C. Corbin." Another entry from H&E's series showing matrons, misses and their mutts at the Washington Kennel Club dog show of April 1915. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Orphan Asylum: 1865

Orphan Asylum: 1865

1865. "Charleston Orphan Asylum, 160 Calhoun Street, used as a hospital for wounded Federal soldiers." From photographs of the Federal Navy and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, 1863-1865." Wet-plate glass negative, half of stereograph pair, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Southdale Center: 1956

Southdale Center: 1956

1956. Edina, Minnesota. "Interior Garden Court with stairway to upper level in Southdale Regional Shopping Center, the first enclosed shopping mall." Color transparency by Grey Villet, Life magazine photo archive. View full size.

Truss Me: 1920

Truss Me: 1920

Washington circa 1920. "People's Drug Store, interior, 11th & G streets." In the Rubber Goods section in back you'll find the inevitable "trusses and abdominal belts." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Shop Early for Xmas: 1922

Shop Early for Xmas: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "Sport Mart, 1303 F Street N.W." Shorpy would like one of each, please. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size. Update: For the window-shoppers among us, I've posted a bigger closeup here.

 

Aeroplane: 1917

Aeroplane: 1917

1917. "Langley, Samuel Pierpont. Secretary, Smithsonian Institute. Experimental tandem biplane on Potomac embodying Langley principles." View full size.

 

Flyboy: 1912

Flyboy: 1912

1912. "Army aviation, College Park. Tests of Curtiss plane for Army. Single control." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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