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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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Mystery Tent Camp: 1903

Mystery Tent Camp: 1903

Circa 1903. "Striped tents in two rows." This looks a little like California to me. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lunch Among the Ruins: 1862

Lunch Among the Ruins: 1862

Bull Run, Virginia, winter 1862-63. "Ruins of railroad bridge at Blackburn's Ford." From photographs of the main Eastern theater of the war, Second Battle of Bull Run (Battle of Second Manassas). Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Jammin': 1919

Jammin': 1919

1919. Washington, D.C. "Beauty contests at Tidal Basin." Stand back, fellows, and give the ladies some room! Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

The Spring House: 1944

The Spring House: 1944

Wilkes County, Georgia, circa 1944. "Spring house, Hill Plantation. Washington vicinity." 8x10 inch safety negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston for the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. View full size.

 

Keeping Fit: 1920

Keeping Fit: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "U.S. Public Health Service." On the left we have Abe Lincoln, who "kept himself fit by working in the open air." By the time we get to the right side of the exhibit, there's a diagram with a caption about "the youth who achieves self-control." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Easy Women: 1920

Easy Women: 1920

Circa 1920. "U.S. Public Health Service." More frank advice for young men on clean living. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

3 Days Cure for Men: 1920

3 Days Cure for Men: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "U.S. Public Health Service." Dubious nostrums for, um, down there. 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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