SHORPY Historic Photo Archive & Fine-Art Prints
 
 
The Shorpy Archive
 
9000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

  
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content

Join our mailing list (enter email):


 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
 
About the Photos

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.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2019 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
NEW FROM THE VINTAGRAPH VAULTS • BOOKS WANTED FOR OUR MEN: WWI

The Pewmobile: 1918

The Pewmobile: 1918

San Francisco circa 1918. "Day-Elder bus." Today's entry in the Shorpy Inventory of Obsolete Omnibi poses the question: How did its passengers get on and off, or from front to back, on a vehicle whose seats seem to extend the full width of the bus? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Fledglings Four: 1948

Fledglings Four: 1948

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1948. "Housing -- 'A.C.' chicken house dwelling." Some of the tots last seen here, waiting for a rope and a tree to come along. 4x5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

Life Used to Be So Hard: 1939

Life Used to Be So Hard: 1939

August 1939. "Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. One tenant purchase program (Farm Security Administration) client, Jacob N. Schrock. This family with eight children had lived for 25 years on a rocky, rented farm in this valley. They now own 48 acres of good land, this good house, price $6,770. They raise hay, grain, dairy and hogs. Mrs. Schrock says, 'Quite a lot of difference between that old rock pile, and around here'." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

The Apprentices: 1897

The Apprentices: 1897

Circa 1897. "U.S.S. Brooklyn apprentice boys." Just remember, sailors: Bronx up, Battery down. 8x10 inch glass negative by Edward H. Hart. View full size.

 

Pepper Challenge: 1939

Pepper Challenge: 1939

August 1939. "Washington, Yakima Valley, near Wapato. Carrying peppers from garden. One of eight Schrock children, Farm Security Administration client family in tenant purchase program." Photo by Dorothea Lange. View full size.

 

Tiny House: 1939

Tiny House: 1939

August 1939. "Josephine County, Oregon, near Grants Pass. A row of shelters like this for hop pickers' families." Medium format negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.

 

Jurassic Skyscraper: 1901

Jurassic Skyscraper: 1901

"St. Paul Building, New York, 1901." One of the first structures to be called a skyscraper, the 26-story St. Paul was completed in 1898 and demolished 60 years later. Its neighbor to the left, the 28-floor Park Row Building, completed in 1899, still stands. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Pencils Up: 1960

Pencils Up: 1960

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1960, and that's all we know. If you know these ladies, or are one of them yourself, speak up. 4x5 inch acetate negative. View full size.

 
Jump to Page    100  »  200  »  300  »  400  »  500  »  600    |    Any page
SHORPY OLD 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.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2019 Shorpy Inc.
sphere