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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 • CANADA FOR FISHING

Don't Stop Believing: 1936

Don't  Stop Believing: 1936

November 1936. Eighty-year-old woman living in squatters' camp on the outskirts of Bakersfield, California. "If you lose your pluck you lose the most there is in you -- all you've got to live with." View full size. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Multimillionaire: 1936

Multimillionaire: 1936

November 1936. "Cotton picker. Southern San Joaquin Valley, California." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA. View full size.

 

Dilapidated: 1936

Dilapidated: 1936

July 1936. Washington, Pennsylvania. "Old age." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Family Guy: 1936

Family Guy: 1936

December 1936. "Marcus Miller and family in shack that he built himself. Spencer, Iowa. This is half the house. Miller is a hired hand who has managed to save enough to make a part payment on seven and a half acres of land. However, he is most anxious to get steady work or to operate a farm." View full size. Medium format nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Clarke and Norcross: 1914

Clarke and Norcross: 1914

October 1914. Clarke and Norcross of Brown University at the Polo Grounds, where they got stomped by Cornell. View full size. G.G. Bain Collection.

 

Carl Morris: 1913

Carl Morris: 1913

November 24, 1913. The boxer Carl Morris, 6-foot-4 heavyweight from Oklahoma. Glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Welcome to Washington: 1925

Welcome to Washington: 1925

October 6, 1925. "West Philadelphia High School girls at the White House." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Running With a Fast Crowd: 1925

Running With a Fast Crowd: 1925

1925. Washington, D.C. "High school track meet at Central Stadium." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. 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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