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

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

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

Most of the photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs, 20 to 200 megabytes in size) from the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) Many were digitized by LOC contractors using a Sinar studio back. They are adjusted by your webmaster for contrast and color in Photoshop before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here.

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



I'm not sure of the year this picture was taken. Was it before WWII, during, or after? If that's my grandpa in the picture then I would guess it's before the war but I can't tell. Unfortunately the film was accidentally exposed on one side so I had to crop it. Scanned from a Kodak safety negative.

Cessna T-50

The T-50 ("Bamboo Bomber") was a five-seater used as a trainer during the war.

Neg reversed

Either the engines on this Beechcraft turn backwards or the negative has been flipped.

Background information.

The car looks like a 1941 Chevrolet coupe. Hope this helps.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. 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 | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.