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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 • HABANA CARNAVAL, 1946

Party Animal: 1956

Party Animal: 1956

Elgin, Illinois, circa 1956. "Pony eating cake at birthday party." It's a living! 4x5 acetate negative from the Old News archive. View full size.

 

Essex Ascending: 1930

Essex Ascending: 1930

San Francisco, 1930. "Essex Super Six climbing Webster Street hill." Latest display in the Shorpy Diorama of Discontinued Dreadnoughts. 5x7 inch glass negative by automotive impresario Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Sharp Kid: 195x

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Sharp Kid: 195x

"Judy Wangle" is all it says here. Who knew Judy? 4x5 negative. View full size.

Spangler's Spring: 1903

Spangler's Spring: 1903


ONE COUNTRY AND ONE FLAG
THE STRIFE OF BROTHERS IS PAST

1903. "Spangler's Spring, Gettysburg, Pa." Forty years after that pivotal battle. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Killed in Action: 1951

Killed in Action: 1951

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1951. "Military funeral." One in a series of photos showing a quartet of flag-draped caskets. Georgia historians please fill in the blanks. 4x5 acetate negative, ex newspaper morgue. View full size.

 

The Family Franklin: 1920

The Family Franklin: 1920

San Francisco circa 1920. "Franklin auto at Franklin Motor Car Co." Note the Yellowstone Park sticker. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Drinking Buddies: 1955

Drinking Buddies: 1955

From the mid-1950s, somewhere in the U.S. of A., come these two boys arguing about who's hotter. Feel free to improvise your own caption in the Comments. 4x5 negative from the holdings of a Chicago newspaper morgue. View full size.

 
 
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