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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 • CHRISTMAS PRINTS

Leafy Greens: 1903

Leafy Greens: 1903

Volusia County, Florida, circa 1903. "Artesian well pumping water for irrigation at Ormond." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Dog Box: 1923

Dog Box: 1923

February 1923. Washington, D.C., or vicinity. "Puppies." Probably poky. Lovably little. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Easter Peeps: 1923

Easter Peeps: 1923

April 1, 1923. "Easter at White House." With a number of the Easter Bunny's cousins in attendance. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Dear Sirs (Colorized): 1902

Dear Sirs (Colorized): 1902

My colorized version of this beautiful Shorpy image. View full size.

Field Trip: 1942

Field Trip: 1942

October 1942. "Manpower, junior size. Proud young fighters in Uncle Sam's junior army visit a scrap yard in Roanoke, Virginia, to see for themselves what happens to the scrap they collect for our war industries. One of the workers explains to the children how the acetylene torch he holds cuts heavy metal into the shapes required for melting by the steel mills." 4x5 inch nitrate negative by Valentino Sarra for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Monster Truck: 1918

Monster Truck: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "White 5-ton motor truck loaded with Sperry Flour bound for Los Angeles." Guarded by what looks to be a prototype version of the Cookie Monster. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Gilded Age: 1905

Gilded Age: 1905

New York circa 1905. "Fifth Avenue at 57th Street, looking toward Vanderbilt House, Plaza Hotel and entrance to Central Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. 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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