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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

Maplewood House: 1908

Maplewood House: 1908

New Hampshire circa 1908. "Maplewood House, Bethlehem, White Mountains." Completed in 1876, this first-class New England resort burned to the ground in 1963. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Branch Campus: 1900

Branch Campus: 1900

From somewhere in New England circa 1900 comes the final plate from our recent batch of serious-looking class photos, this group being particularly well camouflaged with greenery. 5x8 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Grading on a Curve: 1922

Grading on a Curve: 1922

San Francisco, 1922. "Cliff House road construction, view of Sutro Heights and Playland amusement park." 6x8 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Tomato Tot: 1900

Tomato Tot: 1900

A New England garden circa 1900 and yet another outlandishly attired tyke, a century or so early for the "Harry Potter" casting call. View full size.

 

O Little Town: 1907

O Little Town: 1907

Circa 1907. "Bethlehem Street looking east. Bethlehem, White Mountains, New Hampshire." Continuing our visit to the Granite State we pause at Merrow's Souvenir Store and photography studio, dealer in Views, Novelties and "Bric-Brac." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Direct Hit: 1908

Direct Hit: 1908

Circa 1908. "Manchester, New Hampshire, from Derryfield Park." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Pressing the Flesh: 1940

Pressing the Flesh: 1940

New York, 1940. "Crowd at Coney Island." Gelatin silver print by Arthur Fellig, the press photographer known as Weegee. 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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