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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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Guys & Dolls: 1942

Guys & Dolls: 1942

June 1942. Greenbelt, Maryland. "Sunbathers at the swimming pool." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Sheldon: 1907

The Sheldon: 1907

Circa 1907. "Hotel Sheldon, Wildwood, New Jersey." Streetlight photobomb. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Summer Campers: 1943

Summer Campers: 1943

August 1943. Arden, New York. "Rest period at Camp Gaylord White, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service." Medium format nitrate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Greatest Generation: 1922

The Greatest Generation: 1922

Washington, D.C., 1922. "Children playing in sand." We'd love to stay and chat, but our trike is double-parked. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Widder Vaught's: 1913

Widder Vaught's: 1913

1913. "Widder Vaught's family, Arkansas." 8x10 inch glass negative by Joseph Kossuth Dixon for department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker's "Expedition of Citizenship to the American Indian." View full size.

 

Office Cubical: 1910

Office Cubical: 1910

Circa 1910. "Rockefeller Building and Superior Avenue -- Cleveland, O." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Idling Auburn: 1928

The Idling Auburn: 1928

San Francisco circa 1928. "Auburn sedan." Latest exhibit in the Shorpy Diorama of Disappeared Dreadnoughts. Glass negative by Christopher Helin. 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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