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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Gadgeteers: 1922

Gadgeteers: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. The second of two photos with the caption "William Armstrong Perry." National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Ask a Teenager: 1922

Ask a Teenager: 1922

Washington, D.C., circa 1922. "William Armstrong Perry." A former editor of Boys Life and Scouting magazines, W.A. Perry authored a study called "Radio in Education." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hello Lamppost: 1926

Hello Lamppost: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Auto accident." With no shortage of witnesses. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

My Brilliant Career: 1928

My Brilliant Career: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Strayer's Business College." Now in session: Mimeograph 101. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Binders: 1910

The Binders: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Government Printing Office -- binding." Another look at the workings of the GPO. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Typesetters: 1910

The Typesetters: 1910

Washington circa 1910. "Government Printing Office, typesetting." Enjoy your tour, and please, no floor-spitting. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Main Street U.S.A.: 1925

Main Street U.S.A.: 1925

March 1925. Washington, D.C. "Pennsylvania Avenue." Lots of Shorpy landmarks here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
Shorpy.com | 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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