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
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Cold, Cold Art: 1904

Cold, Cold Art: 1904

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1904. "Fountain of ice, Washington Boulevard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Why can't I free your doubtful mind

... and melt your cold cold art?

What's old is new again

They've got a similarly-sized ice fountain on Belle Isle today. I was just there, and there's an "fountain of ice" about the same size as this one on the Detroit side of the island by the yacht club.

Holy Hannah

That is so cool. No pun intended. Man it looks cold in that neighbourhood. Brrrr.

Leaden sky

A pretty goood example of a leaden sky.

Put on your crampons and grab your ice axe

This looks exactly like ice towers that climbing clubs build today for recreation and competition where a frozen waterfall isn't handy. There are a number of links to pictures at the bottom of the Alaska Alpine Club's website.

Oops!

I knew that I should have shut that faucet off last night!

Amazing!

I am speechless! I have NEVER seen anything like this! It is beautiful and scary at the same time.

What/How?

How was it made?

First thing that came to my mind was a snapped off fire hydrant? but really.. How was it made?

Amazing !

That is an awesome photo! I've never seen anything like it before !

The City Plumber

Must have cussed up a storm when he was looking for the valve to turn off that fountain.

Are we all so innocent?

Looks like it could be an ad for Viagra.

Tallest frozen fountain

That I've ever seen. Looks to be about 40 to 45 feet tall, unless the boys are over 5 feet tall at the base of this frozen monument. If they are, this chunk of ice could be 50 feet or more. I have to go now and turn up my thermostat.

Familiar

That could almost be the scene in my front yard in Fairfax VA for the last couple of weeks.

Wow

Magnificent photo!

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | 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.