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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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Dynasty: 1912

Dynasty: 1912

Washington, D.C., circa 1912. "Mrs. Champ Clark and son." Genevieve Clark, wife of House Speaker Champ Clark, and their son, Bennett, the future United States senator last seen here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Slammer: 1919

The Slammer: 1919

1919. "District of Columbia Jail." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

W.H. Jackson, en colores.

W.H. Jackson, en colores.

Nueva Orleans c. 1890. No sé si los tranvías eran rojos o verdes. View full size.

Bathing Beauties: 1919

Bathing Beauties: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Beauty contests at Tidal Basin." Two spectators check out the ladies. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Union Man: 1938

Union Man: 1938

June 1938. Memphis, Tennessee. "H.L. Mitchell, Secretary of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Union headquarters." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tomorrowland: 1910

Tomorrowland: 1910

New York circa 1910. "Pelham Park Railroad. City Island monorail." The ill-fated electric monorail, whose sole car ("The Flying Lady") wrecked on its first run in 1910, lasted until 1914. George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

Li'l Slugger: 1939

Li'l Slugger: 1939

April 15, 1939. Annapolis, Maryland. "Dorothy Wood, 5, saw to it that her small friend, 'Chuck' Andrews, 3, wasn't being framed by some of the boys who hang around these places. She laced on his gloves herself. The occasion was the Naval Academy's 20th Annual Junior Boxing Championships." 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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