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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 • PUMP THE BRAKE, 1956

McMansard: 1938

McMansard: 1938

November 1938. "Rooming house. Omaha, Nebraska." The McCormick Furnished Apartments. Medium format negative by John Vachon. View full size.

 

Mex-Tex: 1939

Mex-Tex: 1939

February 1939. "Housing. Mexican district in Robstown, Texas." Medium format negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Tots of War: 1919

Tots of War: 1919

March 1919. "Marseilles, France. Refugee children from Belgium, happy while in the care of the American Red Cross." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

The Enormous Radio: 1942

The Enormous Radio: 1942

June 1942. Washington, D.C. "Broadcast tower at Howard University during commencement exercises." With apologies to John Cheever. 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Name Your Poison: 1939

Name Your Poison: 1939

September 1939. "Popcorn stand. Iowa Falls, Iowa." Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Driven Snow: 1941

The Driven Snow: 1941

September 1941. "Car covered with snow after early fall blizzard on ranch in mountains near Aspen, Colorado." Medium format negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Under the Wire: 1940

Under the Wire: 1940

January 1940. "Marion Post Wolcott with Rolleiflex and Speed Graphic in hand in Montgomery County, Maryland." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. 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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