The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

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.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2015 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • DON'T TALK LOOSELY TO STRANGERS

Fast Friends: 1929

Fast Friends: 1929

San Francisco, 1929. "Paige coupe and biplane at Mills Field." Latest entry in the Shorpy Catalog of Quaint Conveyances. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Working Lunch: 1935

Working Lunch: 1935

Washington, D.C., circa 1935. "Miss Lucy Alexander, food tester, Department of Agriculture." Something of a Shorpy celebrity, last seen here and here. 8x10 inch acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Reading Circle: 1942

Reading Circle: 1942

May 1942. "Southington, Conn. Class of young children." Reading David's Friends at School. Photo by Fenno Jacobs, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Death's Doorman: 1919

Death's Doorman: 1919

Somewhere in San Francisco circa 1919. "Woman alighting from Marmon limousine." At first this would seem to be all about the car, until we notice the pedestrian with the influenza face mask, and sign advertising what seems to be an appearance by the actress Aurora Mardiganian in connection with ARMENIAN MASSACRES. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Her Own Biggest Fan: 1927

Her Own Biggest Fan: 1927

Washington, D.C., or vicinity, 1927. "Woman at campsite with fan display." The card enlarged here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Lincoln's Deathplace: 1900

Tags:
Lincoln's Deathplace: 1900

Washington, D.C., circa 1900. "House in which Lincoln died." The rowhouse at 516 10th Street NW where President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865, after being shot across the street at Ford's Theatre 150 years ago today. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Bringer of Beer: 1948

Bringer of Beer: 1948

New York circa 1948. "Ruppert Beer truck driver." Signifier of suds, augur of ale, harbinger of hops! 4x5 acetate negative by John M. Fox. View full size.

 
 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2015 Shorpy Inc.