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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 • BACK UP THE FIGHTING FORCES, WWII

Dead End: 1958

Dead End: 1958

Was Mrs. Smith bringing in the wash when she heard the crash? Circa 1958, more vehicular mayhem in Oakland, California. 4x5 negative. View full size.

 

Two Dourpower: 1919

Two Dourpower: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Mitchell touring car at Golden Gate Park." Latest entry in the Shorpy Cavalcade of Cantankerous Conveyances. View full size.

 

Goth Baths: 1900

Goth Baths: 1900

Circa 1900. "Maurice Bath House, Hot Springs, Arkansas." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

USS Mayflower: 1907

USS Mayflower: 1907

1907. "Sidewheeler Queen Anne and president's yacht Mayflower (top) at Old Point Comfort, Virginia." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 

Custom Royal: 1958

Custom Royal: 1958

Columbus, Georgia, Dodge dealers in their showroom with one of the last 1958 models, getting ready for the '59s. 4x5 acetate negative. View full size.

 

Near Normal: 1900

Near Normal: 1900

Circa 1900. "Track to be straightened. Normal, Ill's." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Church & Cherry: 1913

Church & Cherry: 1913

Burlington, Vermont, circa 1913. "New Sherwood Hotel, Church and Cherry Sts." Destroyed by fire in 1940. 7x5 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

 
 
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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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