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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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NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • CAMPBELL SOUP KID, c. 1910

The Handsome Family: 1941

The Handsome Family: 1941

August 1941. "The family of Gottlieb Zahler in their new farm in Lacona, New York, to which they moved from the Pine Camp relocation area." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Hot Sugar: 1942

Hot Sugar: 1942

January 1942. Guanica, Puerto Rico. "Burning a sugar cane field. This process destroys the leaves and makes the cane easier to harvest." Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Incendiary: 1938

Incendiary: 1938

September 1938. Capels, West Virginia. "Coal miner waiting for lift home." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.

 

Pit Crew: 1940

Pit Crew: 1940

August 1940. "Port Gibson, Mississippi." Medium-format nitrate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Wholly Toledo: 1905

Wholly Toledo: 1905

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1905. "Post Office, Madison Avenue." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Ready to Roll: 1865

Ready to Roll: 1865

April 1865. Richmond, Virginia. "Federal soldier guarding Whitworth gun on wharf awaiting shipment." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Ask Us About Our Poultry: 1942

Ask Us About Our Poultry: 1942

November 1942. Lititz, Pennsylvania. "Mennonite farmer and wife at the farmer's market." These folks look like they'd be only too happy to bend your ear about their birds. Photo by Marjory Collins, Office of War Information. 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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