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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 • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Hello, Helen: 1955

Hello, Helen: 1955

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955. "Helen Smothers" is all it says here. The World of Helen is tidy, organized and monogrammed. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

Fire Chief: 1942

Fire Chief: 1942

May 1942. Southington, Conn. "Thomas J. Murphy, chief of the fire department, and its only salaried member, chatting with one of the volunteers." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Gift Cycle: 1953

The Gift Cycle: 1953

From Columbus, Georgia, comes this circa 1953 image of what seems to be a Christmas party at a laundry. Be of good CHEER, and a happy yule TIDE to ALL! 4x5 acetate negative from the News Archive. View full size.

 

Shooting the Chutes: 1905

Shooting the Chutes: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Dreamland Park -- Shooting the Chutes, Coney Island." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Neighborhood Watch: 1942

Neighborhood Watch: 1942

May 1942. Southington, Connecticut. "A street scene." Medium format negative by Fenno Jacobs for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Happy Campers: 1920

Happy Campers: 1920

From circa 1920 comes this uncaptioned view of an early motor home taking on water at the Federal Truck agency in San Francisco. 8x10 inch nitrate negative formerly of the Marilyn Blaisdell and Wyland Stanley collections. View full size.

 

Ladies Who Lounge: 1958

Ladies Who Lounge: 1958

Continuing our circa 1958 visit to Columbus, Georgia: "Entertainment Committee" is all it says here. See y'all at the mixer! 4x5 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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