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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 • BRITISH COLUMBIA, c. 1947

Broil Meats Girl: 1956

Broil Meats Girl: 1956

From circa 1956 and Anytown, USA, comes this captionless snap of two young ladies and a broiler tray of chops, next to a chair with our name on it. "Bone" appetit! 4x5 negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Diaper Depot: 1942

Diaper Depot: 1942

August 1942. "New York, New York. Waiting for trains at Pennsylvania Station." Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lil Champ: 1947

Lil Champ: 1947

June 1947. "Bodybuilder Gene Jantzen with wife Pat and 11-month-old son Kent." Photo by Stanley Kubrick for the Look magazine assignment "Strong Man's Family." Look Photograph Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

Shulman's Market: 1942

Shulman's Market: 1942

        This large-format Kodachrome by Louise Rosskam from 1942 first appeared on Shorpy some 20,000 posts ago, back in 2007.

1942. "Shulman's Market at N and Union Street S.W., Washington." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam. Alternate view. In one of the many comments for this post, an alert FOS (Friend of Shorpy) points out the posters of Axis leaders Mussolini, Hitler and Admiral Yamamoto in the window. Along the bottom of each it says What do YOU say America?

 

Mar-Man: 1922

Mar-Man: 1922

San Francisco, 1922. "Marmon Roadster." With a few years and at least 3,000 miles on the clock. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Second to None: 1942

Second to None: 1942

September 1942. New York. "Second Avenue elevated railway at 14th Street in the midst of demolition." Photo by Marjory Collins. View full size.

 

The Family Guy: 1942

The Family Guy: 1942

October 1942. Passaic, N.J. "Factory owner Stanley A. Carlson, organizer of home machine shops for defense work. Carlson greeted by his family when he returns home." Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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