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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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About Us: 1913

About Us: 1913

December 1913. "The whole force of workers in the cotton mills of Stevenson, Alabama. Several of them are apparently under twelve, but I could not get the ages. Photo posed by the general manager." Photo and caption by the child labor reformer Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

The $64 Washer: 1941

The $64 Washer: 1941

        Its big 8-sheet porcelain tub is insulated to keep water warm! Streamlined 8-position wringer with soft balloon rolls has chromium pressure controls; push-pull safety release; roll-stop safety dry feed rest and automatic water-return board.

October 1941. "Washer for sale. Sears Roebuck store at Syracuse, New York." Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

River City: 1910

River City: 1910

Circa 1910. "New Orleans, Louisiana. N.O. & Mississippi river from Hotel Grunewald." At left, the Maison Blanche department store on Canal Street. Panorama made from five 8x10 inch glass negatives. View full size.

 

Thick and Fast: 1938

Thick and Fast: 1938

San Francisco, 1938. "Yes, Columbus Did Discover America!" A jeweler (and car) with definite political views. Gelatin silver print by the German-born painter and photographer John Gutmann (1905-1998). View full size.

Paper Dolls: 1918

Paper Dolls: 1918

April 1918. "Five Mack Sennett girls provocatively posed amid serpentine confetti." Winners of the Shoscar® for Best Costume! Photo by Evans, L.A. View full size.

 

Interlude: 1941

Interlude: 1941

October 1941. "Amsterdam, New York. Street scene." (Meanwhile, back in Europe and Japan ... ) Medium format negative by John Collier. View full size.

 

Shiny Stockings: 1928

Shiny Stockings: 1928

San Francisco, 1928. "Graham-Paige at Golden Gate Park." Especially well equipped with fender-mounted spares. 5x7 glass negative. 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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