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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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Game Day: MCMXIII

Game Day: MCMXIII

1913. Annapolis, Maryland. "U.S. Naval Academy football team." With chalked-on jersey numbers. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Navy Football: 1913

Navy Football: 1913

1913. Annapolis, Maryland. "U.S. Naval Academy football team." Composite of two 5x7 glass negatives by Harris & Ewing. View full size.

 

F Street: 1906

F Street: 1906

F Street Northwest in Washington, D.C., circa 1906. Note the Harris & Ewing photographic studio, source of many of our images here on Shorpy, at left. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Macy's: 1931

Macy's: 1931

New York circa 1931. "R.H. Macy & Co. Building, Broadway & 34th Street." The original "big box" retailer. Irving Underhill photo. View full size.

 

Do Not Touch: 1910

Do Not Touch: 1910

Christchurch, New Zealand, circa 1910. "Vacuum Cleaning Company machine at DIC store." Steffano Webb Photographic Studio glass negative. View full size.

 

Wright Light: 1949

Wright Light: 1949

May 13, 1949. "Russel Wright, residence and business at 221 E. 48th Street, New York City. Showroom." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

 

Choice Rooms: 1936

Choice Rooms: 1936

March 1936. "Low-cost housing. Saint Louis, Mo." Cigars and Coke not included. Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 
 
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