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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 • VAN HOUTEN'S COCOA, c. 1890

An O.K. Store: 194x

An O.K. Store: 194x

Evaristo Gallegos' O.K. Store was "opposite the courthouse," so this is Fourth Street in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Though this Kodachrome slide was undated, others in the set had handwritten dates in the mid-1940s. View full size.

The Sentinel: 1910

The Sentinel: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Washington Monument, looking west." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Shift Change: 1916

Shift Change: 1916

Detroit (Highland Park) circa 1916. "Four o'clock shift, Ford Motor Company." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ectoplasmic Express: 1908

Ectoplasmic Express: 1908

Niagara Falls, New York, circa 1908. "Falls Street at Night." A scene last glimpsed here. Note the ghost streetcar stopped mid-frame in this time exposure. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Open Range: 1939

Open Range: 1939

January 1939. "Typical Florida country near Moore Haven." Or should that be Moo Haven? Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Offroaders: 1919

Offroaders: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Franklin touring car." Some of the ladies last glimpsed here. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Pointed Posts: 1940

Pointed Posts: 1940

August 1940. "Fenceposts on King and Anderson Plantation, Clarksdale, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security 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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