SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
The Shorpy Archive
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
Join and Share

Social Shorpy

Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:


Member Photos

Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

Colorized Photos

Colorized photos submitted by members.

About the Photos

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.

© 2018 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600

Where the Dolls Loll: 1922

Where the Dolls Loll: 1922

July 15, 1922. "Wardman Park swimming pool." Yes, it's the well that never runs dry -- that new swimming pool at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

On Shorpy:
Today's Top 5

Modern Living

I read the title as "Where the Dolls LOL." Guess I've been spending too much time in the 21st century!

A Familiar Face

I swear I've seen the 2nd woman from the right in a few other photos on Shorpy. It's difficult to forget someone who looks like a young Anne Ramsey.


So girls actually had legs back in those days. You learn something new every day.


They wore more clothing to swim than the girls wear to go to the mall today.

O Modesty, where art thou?

Hot Babes

in weird hats. Does it get any better than that?

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | 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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2018 Shorpy Inc.