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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

Ice Castle: 1909

Ice Castle: 1909

1909. "Mid-winter carnival, 'storming the fortress,' Upper Saranac Lake, New York." Detroit Publishing Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Moon Shot: 1910

Moon Shot: 1910

Forty years ago today, Americans witnessed a man on the moon. Some 60 years before that, a photographer in Pennsylvania witnessed the opposite. "National Guard bath house, Gettysburg, 1910." National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Last Run: 1925

Last Run: 1925

June 15, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Last run of Barney, Gene, and Tom, District Fire Department horses." Another look at the dashing steeds. View full size.

 

Barney, Gene and Tom: 1925

Barney, Gene and Tom: 1925

June 15, 1925. Washington, D.C. "Last run of Barney, Gene, and Tom, District Fire Department horses." And the subject of an article in today's Washington Post. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Auto Zone: 1921

The Auto Zone: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Lee Tire Sales Co., exterior." A clutch of transport-related businesses on 14th Street N.W. National Photo Company. View full size.

 

Sk8rz: 1910

Sk8rz: 1910

Washington, D.C., circa 1910. "Congressional apartment house, East Capitol Street." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Milk Squad: 1921

Milk Squad: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Walker Hill Dairy." And a milk truck that's been around the block a few times. National Photo Co. 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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