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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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Stronger Every Day: 1900

Stronger Every Day: 1900

New York circa 1900. "A group of patients, Brooklyn Navy Yard hospital." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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The young man on the left wearing the dress blue uniform displays the figure-eight knot just above his neckerchief indicating that he was taken into the Navy as an Apprentice Boy.

A little too hi-def

Their "Navy whites" are anything but.


It's kind of startling to see a radiator with crisp detailing. Most of us only see the ones with 100 years of built-up and flaking paint. And check out the interesting shaped bricks in the fireplace - at least four different profiles are visible in addition to the tapered bricks of the flat arch above the fire box.

Only instructions

Look anywhere but the camera.

Hey, Doc.

Why the long face ?

I've seen him before!

Doc looks exactly like the dastardly Snidely Whiplash from the Dudley Do-Right series. He's playing the part so well that he even looks Canadian.

So ...

Which one of you rats cut my tie in half?

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.

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