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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 • PUMP THE BRAKE, 1956

Waiting for the Sunday Boat: 1902

Waiting for the Sunday Boat: 1902

Florida circa 1902. "Waiting for the Sunday boat." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

From the Outside Looking In: 1944

From the Outside Looking In: 1944

October 1944. Wilkes County, Georgia. "Woods Plantation Country House, Washington vicinity." Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Passageway: 1944

Passageway: 1944

October 1944. Wilkes County, Georgia. "Woods Plantation Country House, Washington vicinity." Photo by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

 

Meats and Groceries: 1905

Meats and Groceries: 1905

Continuing our visit to Atlantic City, New Jersey, circa 1905. "Atlantic Avenue West." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Atlantis: 1905

Atlantis: 1905

Glimpses of a lost world circa 1905. "Young's Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic City." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

My Italian Grandpa: 1954

My Italian Grandpa: 1954

My paternal grandfather in his home in Calpella, California, in late December 1954. Born February 1874 in Murialdo, Italy; married a local girl in 1901. Arrived New York July 1904. After getting settled in Northern California, sent for my grandmother (age 24), father (age 4) and uncle (age 2) in 1906. Naturalized in 1914, then a year later purchased a ranch in Calpella, built a house, and grew wine grapes for nearly 40 years. A couple years before this was taken he sold the ranch and moved next door to this house. He died in August 1961, aged 87. He was always Grandpa to me, but his given name was Agostino. Photo by my brother or sister. View full size.

Endless Summer: 1905

Endless Summer: 1905

The Jersey Shore circa 1905. "On the beach, Atlantic City." Who has the Frisbee? 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 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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