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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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Williamsburg Bridge: 1902

Williamsburg Bridge: 1902

New York circa 1902. "New East River bridge from Brooklyn." The Williamsburg Bridge under construction. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Gotham Hotel: 1905

Gotham Hotel: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Gotham and St. Regis hotels." Looking south along Fifth Avenue at East 56th Street. On the right, the Gotham rising behind Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Dead Ox Flat: 1939

Dead Ox Flat: 1939

October 1939. "Mr. and Mrs. Wardlaw at entrance to their dugout basement home. Dead Ox Flat, Malheur County, Oregon." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Cafe Kelly: 1936

Cafe Kelly: 1936

March 1936. Edwards, Mississippi. "Main street storefronts." Large-format nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sun Coffee Shop: 1935

Sun Coffee Shop: 1935

December 1935. "New Orleans, downtown street." North Front at Canal. Nitrate negative by Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Meat and Potatoes: 1919

Meat and Potatoes: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "G.R. Simcox." Who we hope is not anywhere in this photo. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Levee Work: 1903

Levee Work: 1903

New Orleans, Louisiana, circa 1903. "Mule teams on the levee." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 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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