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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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Peerless: 1924

Peerless: 1924

1924. "Peerless car." Laundry day somewhere in Northwest Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Newspaper Row: 1906

Newspaper Row: 1906

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906. "Newspaper Row, Washington Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The Great Race: 1904

The Great Race: 1904

Shelter Island, New York, circa 1904. "A race. Manhanset House." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pony Island: 1904

Pony Island: 1904

New York circa 1904. "The ponies, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Hooked Up: 1919

Hooked Up: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. equipment." More communications gear at what seems to be the Capitol. The box on the left bears the nameplates of Leeds & Northrup, Philadelphia, and Western Electric. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size | The knobs.

 

Motor Car Co.: 1907

Motor Car Co.: 1907

Washington, D.C., circa 1907. "A.L. McCormick garage, New York Avenue." Early automobile retailing in the nation's capital, an outpost of what the Washington Post called "the world's greatest fad." Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

The Operators: 1919

The Operators: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. switchboards." Harris & Ewing Collection 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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