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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 • JOHANNESBURG, THE WONDER CITY: c. 1935

Pole Cat: 1929

Pole Cat: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. lineman." Last seen here. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Criminal Background: 1923

Criminal Background: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Nash sedan at Spreckels Mansion." With Alcatraz in the distance. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Cafe Asbestos: 1949

Cafe Asbestos: 1949

July 6, 1949. "Johns-Manville Research Laboratory, Finderne, N.J. Cafeteria II. Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, architect." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

The Homestead: 1895

The Homestead: 1895

A long shot of yardwork figures in the last of eight plates of the Douglas property in Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1895. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas (1857-1936) and donated to Shorpy by his great-grandson. View full size.

The Illuminating Co.: 1900

The Illuminating Co.: 1900

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. "Public Square -- Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

A Place in the Sun: 1964

A Place in the Sun: 1964

Another Las Vegas Kodachrome taken by my dad in June 1964. View full size.

Family Tree: 1895

Family Tree: 1895

Takoma Park, Md., circa 1895. Another look at Willard and Helen Douglas and their 90-degree tree. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas. View full size.

 
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