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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 • PUMP THE BRAKE, 1956

Neighborhood Watch: 1942

Neighborhood Watch: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Apartment house at 1739 Seaton Road." 4x5 acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Poles Apart: 1937

Poles Apart: 1937

July 1937. "Electrical and telephone wires. Rosslyn, Virginia." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Western Onion: 1939

Western Onion: 1939

October 1939. "Harvesting onions in field of Farm Security Administration client. Western Slope Farms, Colorado." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Dad's Best Friend: 1939

Dad's Best Friend: 1939

October 1939. "Carl Higgins family, tenant purchase borrowers, on the porch of their farmstead in Mesa County, Colorado." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sip It Slowly: 1939

Sip It Slowly: 1939

October 1939. "Farm boy at pop stand. General store in Lamoille, Iowa." Our young soda-swigger evidently a Nesbitt's man. Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Hot Seat: 1939

The Hot Seat: 1939

October 1939. "Farmer sits near the stove. General store in Lamoille, Iowa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Night Game: 194x

Night Game: 194x

New York circa 1940s. "Night baseball at Ebbets Field -- Cincinnati Reds vs. Brooklyn Dodgers." International News photo. 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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