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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 • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

A Watched Pot: 1942

A Watched Pot: 1942

June 1942. "TVA chemical plant where elemental phosphorus is made. Vicinity of Muscle Shoals, Alabama." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information.

 

College of Cars

College of Cars

Back in October 1956, my brother shot this Ektachrome slide to show the construction of the new Engineering Building at Cal Poly, and a student parking lot just happened to be in the foreground. Today it looks like a vintage car rally. For extra points: spot the Corvette. View full size.

Old Paint: 1925

Old Paint: 1925

Washington, D.C., 1925. "Ford Motor Co." A delivery truck for Hugh Reilly Paint and Glass. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Grove Lime & Coal: 1920

Grove Lime & Coal: 1920

Washington, D.C., circa 1920. "Grove Lime & Coal Co." Our latest entry in the Shorpy parade of Stone Age delivery trucks. View full size. National Photo Co.

 

A Dickey Xmas: 1923

A Dickey Xmas: 1923

"Dickey Christmas tree, 1923." Eight years after our previous photo of this Washington lawyer's family, there's an extra Dickey under their somewhat spherical tree. View full size. National Photo Company glass negative.

 

Pilgrim Day: 1920

Pilgrim Day: 1920

Washington, D.C. "Force School Pilgrim Day group, 1920." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

Knott's Berry Farm: 1964

Knott's Berry Farm: 1964

I feel this image is appropriate for my first official Shorpy "Jump the Shark" submission. Me, my father and brother (in the car) at Knott's Berry Farm, August 1964. Shot on 35mm Montgomery Ward brand slide film. View full size.

 
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