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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 • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Vicksburg Panorama: 1909

Vicksburg Panorama: 1909

The Mississippi River circa 1909. "Vicksburg waterfront." A panorama made from three 8x10 glass negatives (the widest image, pixel-wise, that Shorpy has ever posted -- be sure to scroll all the way over to the right). The nine-story skyscraper is the First National Bank. Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Up Worthy: 1910

Up Worthy: 1910

July 1910. New York. "Clifford B. Harmon seated in aeroplane." Aviator and land developer. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

 

The Coasters: 1942

The Coasters: 1942

Another of Albert Fenn's uncaptioned New York photos from 1942, this one part of a series of pictures showing the violinist and bandleader Eddie South with his family at home. A very tidy home -- note that even the Coke bottles have coasters. Office of War Information archive negative. View full size.

 

Parlor Furniture: 1920

Parlor Furniture: 1920

New Orleans circa 1920. "Diamond antique store, Royal Street." Where Stella Kowalski shopped. Nitrate negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Photographers' Special: 1904

Photographers' Special: 1904

Vermont circa 1904. "Summit Cut, Green Mountains. Rutland R.R. Photographers' Special." A long shot of the engine seen here hauling a carload of shutterbugs. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Puppy Prodigy: 1914

Puppy Prodigy: 1914

1914. "Dog wearing dress, posed with miniature violin and sheet music on stand." Playing the Inverted Waltz. Photo by Harry Whittier Frees. View full size.

 

High Voltage: 1934

High Voltage: 1934

June 1934. "Nebraska State Capitol at Lincoln. Transformers." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 
 
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