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.
Vintage photos of:
June 1942. "John Sonesen, propeller grinder at a Hartford, Connecticut, plant, inspects a blade for a vertical balance during the operation of grinding it to correct contours in a template. This Hamilton blade will be assembled in a pitch-controlling Hydra-Matic mechanism to help power one of our new warplanes." Photo by Andreas Feininger for the Office of War Information. View full size.
"Our new car in snow -- March 23, 1952." Hubert and Grace's green DeSoto stars in this latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes. View full size.
From somewhere in England circa 1925 comes this 4x5 glass negative of two libated and liberated ladies lounging in their pyjamas by the garden wall. Shorpy lifts his glass in a toast to them, to you, and to the New Year! View full size.