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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 • JOIN THE NAVY, 1917

On the Wagon: 1900

On the Wagon: 1900

From circa 1900 somewhere in the Northeast, we bring you four anonymous young people who are finally getting their first taste of the Internet. "All we want," they plead, "is to be Liked!" 5x7 inch estate-sale glass negative. View full size.

 

Time Travelers: 1920

Time Travelers: 1920

From somewhere in the Northeast circa 1920 comes this 5x7 glass negative, saved from the landfill thanks to an estate sale. Presumably these folks have moved on by now, having had what we hope was a pleasant journey. View full size.

 

.TSITNED: 1919

.TSITNED: 1919

Washington, D.C., circa 1919. "S.B. Johnston, Dentist; interior." The premises last glimpsed here and here; Dr. J. was evidently a member of the U-Md. dental college Class of 1911. National Photo Company glass negative. View full size.

 

Propellers, Etc.: 1925

Propellers, Etc.: 1925

1925. "Western Marine & Salvage Co., Alexandria, Va." Just the place to pick up a salty winch or crusty capstan. National Photo Co. glass negative. View full size.

 

Macdougal Alley: 1936

Macdougal Alley: 1936

March 20, 1936. "Macdougal Alley, between West 8th Street and Washington Square North, Manhattan. 1 Fifth Avenue rises above." 8x10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 

San Francisco Briscoe: 1919

San Francisco Briscoe: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Briscoe auto at Lands End." Latest entry in the Shorpy Dossier of Dead-Ends. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Colossus of Pike Street: 1936

Colossus of Pike Street: 1936

March 6, 1936. "Looking down Pike Street toward the Manhattan Bridge, street half in shadow, rubble in gutters, some traffic." 8x10 gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott for the Federal Art Project. View full size.

 
 
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SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE
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