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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 • BUENOS AIRES, c. 1950

That's All, Folks: 1936

That's All, Folks: 1936

December 1936. "C.D. Grant in storehouse on his farm at Penderlea Homesteads, North Carolina." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Rooms for Rent: 1936

Rooms for Rent: 1936

February 1936. "Mission District. Slums of San Francisco, California." 4x5 negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Old Stone Bridge: 1936

The Old Stone Bridge: 1936

March 1936. "Old stone bridge at Bull Run Battlefield. Manassas, Virginia." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Paul Carter (1903-1938) for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Behind the Scenes: 1935

Behind the Scenes: 1935

November 1935. "Backyard in Northwest Washington, D.C." Medium format negative by Carl Mydans for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

The Offspring: 1910

The Offspring: 1910

Circa 1905-1915. "Unidentified group (children; girls with dolls)." 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio in Washington, D.C. View full size.

 

Yet Another Federal: 1918

Yet Another Federal: 1918

San Francisco, 1918. "Federal truck with dump body." Latest entry in the Shorpy Log of Leviathan Lorries. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Little Feet: 1942

Little Feet: 1942

September 1942. "Richwood, West Virginia. Hazel Friend and her son, Darriell, in front of their home. The family is traveling to Batavia, New York, to work in the harvest." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Running on Empty: 1936

Running on Empty: 1936

April 1936. "Grocery store in Widtsoe, Utah. FSA land use project purchase area and clients who will be removed to more desirable section." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. 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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