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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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Price, Birch & Co.: Interior

Price, Birch & Co.: Interior

Interior view showing cells of Price, Birch & Co. slave pen at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Wet collodion, half of glass plate stereograph pair. View full size.

 

Slave Pen Cells: 1865

Slave Pen Cells: 1865

Price, Birch slave pen cells at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Wet collodion, half of glass plate stereograph pair. View full size.

 

Slave Pen: Interior

Slave Pen: Interior

Price, Birch slave pen at Alexandria c. 1865. Half of stereo pair. View full size.

 

Wall Street: 1911

Wall Street: 1911

Wall Street east from Nassau Street, 1911. View full size. Irving Underhill.

 

Immobile Home: 1936

Immobile Home: 1936

March 1936. "One-room hut housing a family of nine built on the chassis of an abandoned Ford in a field between Camden and Bruceton, Tennessee, near the river." 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans. View full size.

 

Hobo Jungle: 1936

Hobo Jungle: 1936

A hobo jungle along the riverfront in St. Louis, Missouri. March 1936. Medium format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

Wheel of Fire: 1943

Wheel of Fire: 1943

Re-tiring a locomotive driver wheel in the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe railway shops at Shopton, near Fort Madison, Iowa. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Cannonballs: 1862

Cannonballs: 1862

Magazine and cannonballs at Battery Rodgers, Alexandria, defending Washington during the Civil War, circa 1863. View full size. Half of stereograph pair.

 
 
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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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