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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 • MARS SNOOPER, 1959

A Merry Young Soul: 1917

A Merry Young Soul: 1917

San Francisco circa 1917. "Cole Eight Toursedan at Golden Gate Park." Latest epistle in the Shorpy Bible of Brobdingnagian Broughams. View full size.

 

Ballers: 1920

Ballers: 1920

Washington, D.C., 1920. "Congress Heights Yankees basketball team." Which in a few years would become an industrial squad fielded by the Palace Laundry. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

The Rainbow Room: 1952

The Rainbow Room: 1952

"Clara - March 16 1952." We return to colorful Blue Earth, Minnesota, for this Kodachrome slide snapped by Hubert Tuttle or his wife, Grace. View full size.

 

Third and Vine: 1900

Third and Vine: 1900

Cincinnati circa 1900. "Burnet House and Chamber of Commerce, Third and Vine." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

In Memoriam: 1943

In Memoriam: 1943

May 31, 1943. "Girl scouts at Decoration Day ceremonies." Our second look at Memorial Day observances in Gallipolis, Ohio, exactly 73 years ago. Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Decoration Day: 1943

Decoration Day: 1943

May 31, 1943. "Gallipolis, Ohio. Soldier at Decoration Day ceremonies." Photo by Arthur Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Lazy Doomsday: 1962

Lazy Doomsday: 1962

Aug. 8, 1962. Washington, D.C. "Man in lounge chair representing U.S. indiffer­ence" to world affairs at the height of the Cold War. The headline: "Superbomb Launches Red Series -- Siberian Test Believed Near 40 Megatons." Photo by Thomas O'Halloran for U.S. News & World Report. View full size.

 

Special Six: 1924

Special Six: 1924

San Francisco circa 1924. "Studebaker Special Six Duplex-Phaeton." Mother says to get in or we're leaving without you. 5x7 inch 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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