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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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Party Time: 1954

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Party Time: 1954

1954. "Los Angeles. Actress Betty White rehearsing and performing on her daytime television talk show. Photos include preparations for a girl's birthday party." From photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

The Corduroy Kid: 1941

The Corduroy Kid: 1941

December 1941. "New York, New York. Children playing in Washington Square." Photo by Edwin Rosskam for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Washington Square: 1941

Washington Square: 1941

December 1941. "New York, New York. Evening in Washington Square." Photo by Edwin Rosskam for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Knock, Knock: 1939

Knock, Knock: 1939

January 1939. "Businesses in Mound Bayou, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Letter: 1939

The Letter: 1939

July 1939. "In the post office on a Saturday afternoon. Pittsboro, North Carolina." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

The Ascent of Man: 1943

The Ascent of Man: 1943

July 1943. Montgomery County, Maryland. "Climbing the ladder to the sliding board at the Glen Echo swimming pool." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Silver Eagle: 1934

Silver Eagle: 1934

New York circa 1934. "Margaret Bourke-White with her camera atop a stainless steel eagle projecting from the sixty-first floor of the Chrysler Building, overlooking Manhattan and the Hudson River." Gelatin silver print from a photograph by Bourke-White's darkroom assistant Oscar Graubner. Her backdrop is Rockefeller Center's RCA Building, completed in 1933. View full size.

 

The Junkman Cometh: 1942

The Junkman Cometh: 1942

October 1942. Chicago, Illinois. "Salvage. To feed the nation's munitions furnaces, tons of scrap from America's attics and basements are collected every day. Here, a junkman unloads his wagon in a central depot, where the scrap will be segregated and graded for shipment to steel mills." Medium format nitrate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 
 
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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