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.
Vintage photos of:
Denver socialite Ann Bonfoey Taylor with her oilman husband Vernon "Moose" Taylor and their sons among the aspens at the Vail ski resort in 1967. Medium-format negative by Toni Frissell for Vogue magazine. View full size.
Steel magnate Charles Schwab's 75-room, $6 million beaux-arts chateau on the Upper West Side, completed in 1906, was razed in 1948 and replaced by an apartment building.
New York circa 1910. "C.M. Schwab residence 'Riverside'." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
Latest entry in the Shorpy Concours of Complicated Contraptions.
San Francisco circa 1919. "Peerless tank truck." Last seen here, and a cousin to this Red Cross tanker used, to no discernible effect, to wet down streets during the influenza epidemic of the late teens. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.