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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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Another Passenger: 1943

Another Passenger: 1943

September 1943. "Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, and the terminals. Girl waiting for bus by road's edge." Medium format negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pearl Refused: 1943

Pearl Refused: 1943

January 1943. Washington, D.C. "Pearl Ginsburg refused to have her boardinghouse rent raised." Medium format nitrate negative by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

It's All a Blur: 195x

It's All a Blur: 195x

I have no idea what this is about - make up your own story. A found Kodachrome slide from the same metal box that the Women Who Smoke came from. Probably early 1950s. View full size.

Peerless in the Park: 1927

Peerless in the Park: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Peerless Six-90 sedan at Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park." 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Acacia Mutual: 1937

Acacia Mutual: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Co. building, exterior, Louisiana Avenue." 8x10 acetate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

The Insurance Lobby: 1937

The Insurance Lobby: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Lobby, Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Co. building." 8x10 inch nitrate negative by Theodor Horydczak. View full size.

 

Make It a Short One: 194x

Make It a Short One: 194x

1940s photo taken by my grandfather, Detroit News photographer Howard McGraw of a young man who's really just too cool for words. Don't worry, the cigarette is not lit! Scanned from a 4x5 negative. 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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