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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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A Fast Crowd: 1905

A Fast Crowd: 1905

Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Rolling chairs on the Boardwalk." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Capital Electric: 1920

Capital Electric: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "1525 14th Street, Capital Electric Co." Where the vacuums are. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Route 29 Roadhouse: 1943

Route 29 Roadhouse: 1943

March 1943. "Farm boys and girls dancing to a jukebox at Mary's Place on U.S. Highway 29 near Charlottesville, Virginia." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Trucks Akimbo: 1939

Trucks Akimbo: 1939

September 1939. "Minneapolis, Minnesota. Trucks loading at farm implement warehouse." 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Hazard Bridge: 1940

Hazard Bridge: 1940

July 1940. Hazard, Kentucky. "Miners' children crossing swinging bridge from their homes into town." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Vacation Snaps: 1904

Vacation Snaps: 1904

Old Orchard, Maine, circa 1904. "Photographer at Old Orchard House." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hotel Velvet: 1904

Hotel Velvet: 1904

Old Orchard, Maine, circa 1904. "Alberta and Velvet hotels." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 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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