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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 • JOIN THE SCHOOLS AT WAR PROGRAM, 1942

Campfire Boys: 1943

Campfire Boys: 1943

August 1943. Southfields, New York. "Interracial activities at Camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. Singing around the campfire." Photo by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Music Lesson: 1953

The Music Lesson: 1953

September 2, 1953. Los Angeles, California. "Marilyn Monroe with mandolin." Color transparency by Milton H. Greene for Look magazine. View full size.

Throne Room: 1935

Throne Room: 1935

July 1935. "Negro slum privy, Washington, D.C. Within a few hundred yards of the new House Office Building is a row of these unkempt privies." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Kissel Me You Fool: 1922

Kissel Me You Fool: 1922

San Francisco, 1922. "Kissel touring car." Latest tenant in the Shorpy Garage of Geriatric Jalopies. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Detroit Iron: 1903

Detroit Iron: 1903

1903. "Detroit Iron and Steel Co. mill." One of the wonders of the Rust Belt. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hotel Shoreham: 1907

Hotel Shoreham: 1907

        "Virginia Av., near Beach. Capac. 300. $10 to $17 weekly. $2 to $3 daily. Steam heat. Elevator. Private baths. Phones. Booklet."

Circa 1907. "The Shoreham, Cape May, New Jersey." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Sayers Six: 1921

Sayers Six: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Sayers Six at Palace of Fine Arts." An Avondale touring car made by Sayers & Scovill of Cincinnati, one of the more obscure entries in the Shorpy Catalog of Discontinued Conveyances. And evidently the buggy of choice for Civil War reenactors. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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