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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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Aquacade Motorcade: 1940

Aquacade Motorcade: 1940

San Francisco, 1940. Latest entry from the General Motors promotional file: "Pontiacs at Golden Gate International Exposition. Billy Rose Aquacade." 8x10 film negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

 

Santa Fe Flagman: 1943

Santa Fe Flagman: 1943

March 1943. "Baring, Missouri. A flagman returning to a train on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad about to start, after having taken on coal and water." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Captain Jack: 1915

Captain Jack: 1915

Oct. 13, 1915. "Crawford, Jack, Captain, in costume." John Wallace "Captain Jack" Crawford, celebrated Wild West storyteller and "Poet Scout" of the Civil War, two years before his death. 5x7 glass negative by Arnold Genthe. View full size.

 

Class Day: 1906

Class Day: 1906

1906. "Harvard Square -- Cambridge, Massachusetts." Note the signs advertising "Class Day." 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Boss Hog: 1920

Boss Hog: 1920

New York circa 1920. "State Trooper on Indian motorcycle." The motto on his badge: "Excelsior." 7x5 nitrate negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

 

Bright Eyes: 1931

Bright Eyes: 1931

San Francisco circa 1931. "Auburn at Golden Gate Park." This feline phaeton is the latest entry in the Shorpy Catalog of Discontinued Conveyances. 5x7 inch glass negative by automotive amanuensis Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Room Up Front: 1930

Room Up Front: 1930

San Francisco circa 1930. "Hudson 8 sedan." Who'll be first to Street View this house? 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 
 
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