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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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The Egg Man: 1926

The Egg Man: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "Ford Motor Co., Hatcher Boaze truck." A nice view of the old market district. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

G-Man: 1940

G-Man: 1940

April 5, 1940. Washington, D.C. "Informal photo of J. Edgar Hoover, Director of FBI, Department of Justice." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

National Motor Club: 1920

National Motor Club: 1920

1920. "Times house, 922 New York Avenue." Photo taken for the Washington Times. Headquarters of the Washington, D.C., branch of the National Automobile Association, an early rival to the AAA. National Photo Co. View full size.

 

The Inferno: 1900

The Inferno: 1900

Circa 1900. "Illinois Steel Works, Joliet." Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Mom and Me: 1971

Mom and Me: 1971

My mother standing in front of our house in Massapequa, Long Island, in 1971. In six months I would be born. View full size.

Lexington Market: 1903

Lexington Market: 1903

Circa 1903. "Lexington Market, Baltimore, Maryland." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dorothy Parker: 1938

Dorothy Parker: 1938

August 4, 1938. Washington, D.C. "Miss Dorothy Parker has been selected as Miss Washington and will compete for the title of Miss America at the Atlantic City beauty pageant to be held during Labor Day week. 18 Years old, she weighs 112 pounds and is 5 feet, 4 inches in height. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Albert Parker of Washington." Harris & Ewing glass negative. 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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