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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 • NATIONAL PARK POSTERS

Happy Birthday: 1926 (2017!)

Happy Birthday: 1926 (2017!)

Shorpy Is 10!

        A happy Valentine's Day to all on this, Shorpy.com's 10th birthday. (Where has the time gone?) We'll celebrate with a stroll down Memory Lane, just as soon as that pot of coffee is ready ...

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Cake for Mrs. Orme." Who ordered it for her daughter Violet's birthday. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Old Tampa: 1905

Old Tampa: 1905

1905. "Franklin Street, Tampa, Florida." Next stop, Hyde Park. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Chicago Fog: 1942

Chicago Fog: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago, Illinois. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Hoboken Public Bath: 1905

Hoboken Public Bath: 1905

1905. "Holland America line piers, Hoboken, N.J." Points of interest include the Hoboken Public Bath at center and S.S. Potsdam. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Service Shop: 1943

Service Shop: 1943

June 1943. Arlington, Virginia. "Service shop in Idaho Hall, Arlington Farms, a residence for women who work in the U.S. government for the duration of the war. These shops, one in each residence hall, sell cosmetics, drugs, sandwiches, Cokes, etc." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Sacred Heart: 1905

Sacred Heart: 1905

1905. "Church of the Sacred Heart, Augusta, Georgia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

On Little Cat Feet: 1942

On Little Cat Feet: 1942

December 1942. "Chicago. An unusually heavy fog in the early afternoon." Medium format negative by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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