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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 • TO EUROPE THE AMERICAN WAY

Slinky Turtle: 1968

Slinky Turtle: 1968

My sister Christine, probably Christmas 1968. Which was my own first Christmas, as this was the year I was born. 35mm slide. View full size.

Low Tide: 1961

Low Tide: 1961

"Acapulco, 1961." Our third and final visit with the cast of this short-lived NBC detective series starring James Coburn and Ralph Taeger. 4x5 negative from the Shorpy Publicity Department archive. View full size.

 

Cottage City: 1900

Cottage City: 1900

Massachusetts circa 1900. "Bathers at Cottage City, Martha's Vineyard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Shell Company: 1919

Shell Company: 1919

San Francisco, 1919. "Shell Oil Co. service station No. 27." Filling something with something, and smoke 'em if you got 'em. 5x7 inch glass negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley and Marilyn Blaisdell collections. View full size.

 

Pillsbury Doughgirls: 1955

Pillsbury Doughgirls: 1955

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1955. "Girls baking." Shorpy volunteers to taste the first batch. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

Hosed: 1943

Hosed: 1943

July 1943. "Glen Echo, Maryland. An attendant washing the sand from people who are going to the swimming pool from the beach at Glen Echo amusement park." Photo by Esther Bubley for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Baby Ahoy: 1965

Baby Ahoy: 1965

Castine, Maine, in 1965, on Wadsworth Cove Road. Mom with my sister in the baby carriage and my grandparents. Grampa's probably looking at a sailboat out in the ocean. 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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