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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 • KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN, 1938

Vertigo: 1935

Vertigo: 1935

1935. Washington, D.C. "View looking down from U.S. Capitol dome, West Front." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

One Fine Day: 1951

One Fine Day: 1951

"Grace, Sally & Hubert -- 18 Sept 1951." The latest episode of Minnesota Kodachromes finds the Tuttles out enjoying a fine sunny day. View full size.

Secretary of War: 1897

Secretary of War: 1897

January 1897. "U.S.S. Brooklyn, First Sergeant, Marine Corps." Our second look at this battleship's typewriters. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

The New Frontier: 1963

The New Frontier: 1963

"Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia, 1958-63. Eero Saarinen, architect. Mobile lounge, control tower and terminal." All we need now is an airplane. Medium format negative by Balthazar Korab. View full size.

 

Bureau of Fire: 1919

Bureau of Fire: 1919

"1919 vehicle at fire hall." Copied onto a circa-1950s sheet of Eastman X-ray film, and snapped up by Shorpy as soon as he saw it on eBay. View full size.

 

Toledo Club: 1901

Toledo Club: 1901

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1901. "Toledo Club." Convenient to the Steinway store and QUARTERS. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Maumee Deepest: 1899

Maumee Deepest: 1899

1899. "Toledo Yacht Club. View from Riverside Park on Maumee River." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. 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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