The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
 
About the Photos

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.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2015 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • HANKO SEA SPA: 1946

Louis Chevrolet: 1918

Louis Chevrolet: 1918

June 1, 1918. French driver Louis Chevrolet and mechanic in their Frontenac at the Sheepshead Bay Speedway in Brooklyn, racing in the Harkness Handicap. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Ralph DePalma: 1918

Ralph DePalma: 1918

June 1, 1918. The Italian racecar driver Ralph DePalma and mechanic in the Packard that won the Harkness Handicap at Sheepshead Bay Speedway in Brooklyn. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Hide and Seek: 1919

Hide and Seek: 1919

Circa 1919. "Treasury, Internal Revenue Department; methods of smuggling opium." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Fashionistas: 1925

Fashionistas: 1925

Washington. April 25, 1925. "Mrs. H.A. Colman, Mrs. C.E. Holmes, Mrs. C.M. Busch." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

In My Room: 1966

In My Room: 1966

This is a Kodachrome of my bedroom in Pacifica, California, in November 1966. I was 10 years old, and apparently an unnaturally neat child. That's my stupid dog Blackie on the bed -- Blackie eventually bit a neighbor kid and "got sent to the farm" - I was in college before I figured out that my parents had him put to sleep. They were also like beatniks, so the whole house was covered in that awful seagrass rug stuff that left waffle marks on my feet. My prize possession, one share of McDonnell Aircraft stock, is framed over my desk. That desk, which is now my wife's computer desk, had an elaborate drawing of a Gemini instrument panel on the underside, and I spent hours lying under it, on the overturned Cost Plus chair, pretending I was in orbit. That's a model of a B-57 B-58 bomber on top of the Zenith TV, which had a broken on-off switch and required me to crawl under it and plug it in when I wanted to watch anything. There are a lot of Roy Gallant books on astronomy and space travel on the shelf, and the window looked out on the driveway. I really miss that camel-hair comforter on the bed. View full size.

Words and Music: 1920

Words and Music: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Harry Wardman property, 1340 G Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Young Turk: 1910

Young Turk: 1910

St. Louis, May 1910. N. Broadway and De Soto. "Boy with the bag, nicknamed Turk, said he was going to Texas soon. The investigator found him recently with $1.75 he had just won at craps." Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 
 
Jump to Page    100  »  200  »  300  »  400  »  500  »  600    |    Any page
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2015 Shorpy Inc.