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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ART

Corn Is King: 1893

Corn Is King: 1893

June 30, 1893. "Waiting for the train (girl and boy in railroad depot; map of Ohio on wall)." The photographer is credited as one Mrs. W.M. Gatch. View full size.

 

Dad at Dinner: 1938

Dad at Dinner: 1938

July 1938. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. "The Clifford Shorts family at dinner. Mr. Shorts is a roller at the Jones & Laughlin steel mill." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

A Fan in Every Room: 1938

A Fan in Every Room: 1938

July 1938. "Houses along Monongahela River and Boulevard of the Allies. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania." Photo by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Back at Work: 1938

Back at Work: 1938

May 1938. "Member of carnival crew at work erecting tent for Lasses White traveling show. Sikeston, Missouri." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Tired Treads: 1937

Tired Treads: 1937

October 1937. "Used tires -- Minot, North Dakota." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Office Xmas Party: 1925

Office Xmas Party: 1925

        It's the second Friday in December, which means it's time for a hallowed holiday tradition here at Shorpy: The Office Christmas Party! Which has been going on for 93 years now. Will Clarence in Sales ever get up the nerve to ask out Hermione from Accounting? Is there gin in that oilcan? Ask the bear.

December 1925. "Washington, D.C. -- Western Electric Co. group." There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep the forensic partyologists busy until Ground Hog Day. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

An Early Start: 1942

An Early Start: 1942

February 1942. Harlingen, Texas. "Farm Security Administration camp. Morning routine at nursery school." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA. View full size.

 

All Star Minstrels: 1938

All Star Minstrels: 1938

May 1938. Sikeston, Missouri. "Erecting tent for Lasses White show." Lasses being Lee "Molasses" White (1888-1949), minstrel-show impresario as well as star of radio, stage and screen in the first half of the last century. Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
 
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