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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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Smart S Rowers: 1912

Smart S Rowers: 1912

June 17, 1912. "Stanford University varsity crew at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., boat house." Capt. Seward, second from left. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

Fire Horses: 1913

Fire Horses: 1913

New York, December 1913. "Hook & Ladder Company No. 7, Third Avenue and 15th Street." 5x7 inch glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

Fiske House: 1904

Fiske House: 1904

Circa 1904. "Fiske House and beach, Old Orchard, Maine." Reduced to ashes along with 16 other hotels in the Great Fire of August 15, 1907. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Tank & Barrel: 1903

Tank & Barrel: 1903

1903. "Plant of the Consolidated Naval Stores Company, Pensacola, Florida. Resin and turpentine." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Michigan Manselet: 1910

Michigan Manselet: 1910

Circa 1910. "Morgan residence -- St. Clair Flats, Michigan." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Six and the City: 1928

Six and the City: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "DeSoto Six sedan." Perhaps doing some advance location scouting for Jimmy Stewart's Firedome coupe three decades hence. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Piano Boy: 1923

Piano Boy: 1923

Nov. 16, 1923. Washington, D.C. "Shura Cherkassky, father Isaac & mother Lydia." The Russian-born piano prodigy at the age of 14. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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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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