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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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Harris at Bat: 1924

Harris at Bat: 1924

August 2, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Coleman's scoreboard invention." The Coleman Lifelike Scoreboard, with "pictures that move and play the game," made its debut at the National Theater in 1913, evidently taking 11 years to reach the state of perfection seen here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

 

Tot Depot: 1927

Tot Depot: 1927

Washington, D.C. "Woodward & Lothrop Children's Dept., 1927." The latest in our series of vaguely unsettling retail displays. National Photo. View full size.

 

People's People: 1921

People's People: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "People's Drug Store group, 7th and K Streets." The folks behind (and in front of) the vibrator display seen in this post. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Riding High: 1910s

Riding High: 1910s

"James Kelly." In a circa 1911 Cole Model 30 somewhere in Washington, D.C. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Three Brox: 1924

The Three Brox: 1924

New York circa 1924. "Brox sisters." Our fourth look at these saucy siblings. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Gobs: 1896

Gobs: 1896

Aboard the U.S.S. New York circa 1896. "Group of sailors." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by Edward Hart, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Going Up: 1905

Going Up: 1905

New York circa 1905. "The Flatiron building." The iconic proto-skyscraper early in its life. Detroit Publishing 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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