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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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Angels Flight: 1960

Angels Flight: 1960

October 2, 1960 "Lower station, 'Angels Flight,' Third & Hill streets, Los Angeles. Last remaining cable railway in the City of Los Angeles." 5x7 acetate negative by Jack Boucher for the Historic American Buildings Survey. View full size.

 

Model Tea: 1918

Model Tea: 1918

San Francisco, 1918. "Buick at Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park." The styling: Early Perpendicular. Glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Back Bay: 1904

Back Bay: 1904

Circa 1904. "Boston, Massachusetts. Back Bay from the State House dome." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Small-Mart: 1938

Small-Mart: 1938

May 1938. "Store, La Forge, Missouri." Your source for Benz Baby Bowel Corrective. 35mm negative by the peripatetic Russell Lee. View full size.

 

Cold Drinks: 1938

Cold Drinks: 1938

October 1938. "Ice at refreshment stand, state fair, Donaldsonville, Louisiana." 35mm negative by Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

House of Panes: 1939

House of Panes: 1939

June 12, 1939. "New York World's Fair, House of Glass. General exterior (rear). Landefeld & Hatch, architect." Our first exterior view of this crystal palace. 5x7 inch Agfa safety negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Standardized: 1942

Standardized: 1942

June 1942. "Tracy, California. Gasoline filling station." With a Beauty Parlor for major overhauls. Photo by Russell Lee, Office of War Information. 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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