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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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Pie Town Rodeo: 1940

Pie Town Rodeo: 1940

Sept. 1940. Pie Town, New Mexico. "Tying a ribbon on a calf's tail was one of the feature attractions at the Pie Town Fair rodeo." 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Russell Lee for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Daytona Beach: 1904

Daytona Beach: 1904

Florida circa 1904. "Daytona Beach at Seabreeze." A setting conducive to various forms of sedate locomotion. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Polishing Dept.: 1902

Polishing Dept.: 1902

Dayton, Ohio, circa 1902. "Polishing department, National Cash Register Co." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Rookwood Pottery: 1906

Rookwood Pottery: 1906

Cincinnati circa 1906. "Rookwood Pottery," noted maker of artsy mass-market ceramics. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Paper, Mister?

The latest video from Ken and Shorpilu Studios is "Newsies," about the newsboys who hawked papers on street corners at the turn of the last century, featuring the photography of Lewis Wickes Hine. For maximum impact, view it in Full-Screen mode at 1080p resolution (click "Play," select 1080p, then click the icon).

Highrise: 1908

Highrise: 1908

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1908. "New England Building, Euclid Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Back in the Shop: 1926

Back in the Shop: 1926

Rockville, Maryland, circa 1926. "Montgomery County Motor Co." Another look at the service garage. National Photo Company glass 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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