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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 • CAMPBELL SOUP KID, c. 1910

Open and Shut: 1921

Open and Shut: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Chalmers touring car at Lurline Baths, Bush side of Bush and Larkin." An open car whose "California top" is fitted with windows on the driver side. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Return Flight: 1938

Return Flight: 1938

November 1938. Mobile, Alabama. "House with unusual staircase." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Fair Laddies: 1942

Fair Laddies: 1942

Spring 1942. "El Centro, California (vicinity). Young people at the Imperial County Fair." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Fair Ladies: 1942

Fair Ladies: 1942

Spring 1942. "El Centro, California (vicinity). Young people at the Imperial County Fair." Photo by Russell Lee for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Patriotic Gesture: 1942

Patriotic Gesture: 1942

September 1942. Rochester, New York. "Earl Babcock's school day begins with the salute to the flag." A few interpretations verging on Jazz Hands. 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Ralph Amdursky for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pocahontas: 1907

Pocahontas: 1907

Newport News, Virginia, circa 1907. "C.&O. (Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company) piers. Sidewheeler ferry Pocahontas." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Elfin Agnes: 1905

Elfin Agnes: 1905

"Shands [between March 1905 and August 1906]." Very likely one Agnes Shands, the daughter of Washington, D.C., physician Aurelius Rives Shands. 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 
 
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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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