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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

Candy Factory Kids: 1913

Candy Factory Kids: 1913

October 1913. Dallas, Texas. "A few of the young workers in Hughes Brothers Candy Factory, South Ervay Street. I counted five going and coming at night and at noon, that appeared to be from 12 to 15 years old. One girl told me that she is 13 years old, 'but we have to tell them we're 15. I run a chocolate machine.' " Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

Light Reading: 1941

Light Reading: 1941

January 21, 1941. "Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park Plaza, New York. Popular Room." 5x7 safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Venezuela: 1905

Venezuela: 1905

Circa 1905. "Country store, Venezuela." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Twin Towers: 1900

Twin Towers: 1900

Circa 1900. "New York from East River." At right we see the dual domes of the 26-story Park Row building, at 391 feet the world's tallest office tower at the turn of the century. Dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Washington: 1918

Washington: 1918

September 30, 1918. "Fourth Liberty Loan." Crowds gathered for a war-bond rally on Pennsylvania Avenue with the Capitol in the distance. View full size.

 

Beauty Parlor: 1928

Beauty Parlor: 1928

Washington, D.C., circa 1928. "Roberts beauty shop." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. View full size.

 

The Children's Song: 1910

The Children's Song: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Potomac School." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Harris & Ewing Collection. 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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